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Toolkit to help build relationships

November 1, 2017

Toolkit to help bridge differences and develop awareness and relationships. Read More

New guide addresses sexuality conversations

A new guide is available to help United Methodists have constructive conversations about human sexuality. Read More

#SeeAllThePeople to inspire disciple-making movement

#SeeAllThePeople is a grass roots initiative designed to inspire a disciple-making movement across the denomination. Read More

Save the date for YOUTH 2019

The Kansas City setting will offer much when United Methodists gather for YOUTH 2019. Read More

Calls for compassion for immigrants, refugees

United Methodist church leaders have called for compassion and humane action toward refugees and immigrants wishing to be in the United States. Read More

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‘Ask the UMC’ is new answer site

"Ask the UMC" provides answers to topical questions United Methodists and others ask about the denomination. Read More

‘Vital Conversations’ study guides available

When churches want to help heal societal divisions, Vital Conversations study guides from the General Commission on Religion and Race (GCORR) can help. Read More

Podcasts give the spirit a workout

"Get Your Spirit in Shape" is a new monthly podcast from United Methodist Communications featuring conversations with leaders, authors and others who provide spiritual nutrition and exercise. Read More

New candidacy guidebook available

Answering the Call, a guidebook for group mentoring of candidates for ordained ministry, is now available from the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry. Read More

UMC pastors, leaders ahead of the tech game

United Methodist pastors and church leaders match or exceed the average technology adoption rates in the United States, according to new research from United Methodist Communications. Read More

Center for Music and Worship in the Black Church founded

Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary is founding The Center for Music and Worship in the Black Church Experience. Read More

God language

New resource explores ‘God language’

The General Commission on the Status and Role of Women (GCSRW) is offering a free, downloadable five-week study, God of the Bible. It explores various images of God in Scripture... Read More

Planning a mission trip

At Highland Park United Methodist in Dallas, we take these 10 steps to ensure that mission trips are helpful for the host community, meaningful for participants and safe for all involved: Read More

Irene and Nathan David, from the Philippines, work in the community garden at Highland United Methodist Church, Raleigh, N.C.

Start your own community garden!

Every community garden is different. In some, people work assigned plots for themselves. In others, everyone works on everything. That is the model for Highland United Methodist Church in Raleigh,... Read More

Children in the Advent-Christmas vacation Bible school in Geneva, Neb., spent more time learning the Christmas story than rehearsing for their program.

Advent VBS brings Christmas story to life

"Advent is a very busy time for the church family," says Kim Dunker, director of congregational care at Geneva (Neb.) United Methodist Church. "It was evident the kids were so... Read More

For Halloween, choose fair trade, UNICEF

Each Halloween, communities show off their "spooky" side, but the popular tradition on Oct. 31 can also benefit others. Read More

Christian hip-hop artist to headline GO ON Tour

GO ON, a worship concert tour featuring Christian hip-hop artist Tedashii, will visit cities throughout the United States this fall. Read More

Covenant Bible Study emphasizes relationships

Produced by Abingdon Press, a new 24-week Bible study offers a fresh look at a timeless promise and enduring commitment between God and God's people to live in a loving... Read More

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Worship and other events provide settings for Hispanic/Latino United Methodists to celebrate their heritage and cultures and for others to learn more about them. Read More

Bishops address same-gender issues in new book

As laity and clergy hear prayers, questions and outpourings of conviction or anguish, many hunger for the church to engage hard questions with rigorous thinking and deep prayer and in... Read More