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Africa Ministry Series makes worldwide impact

The Africa Ministry Series -- written in large part by the Africa University Faculty of Theology and published in English, French and Portuguese-- is finding an audience that stretches beyond... Read More

Abingdon releases CEB Women’s Bible

The latest specialty edition of the Common English Bible includes information on all of the women -- named and virtually unnamed -- in the ancient volume. Read More

Open Table for teens accepting applications

The University of Evansville Open Table Youth Theology Institute focuses on Christian tradition and affirmation of God's call. Read More

Save the date for YOUTH 2019

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

Young people’s event set for South Africa

Youth and young adult United Methodists will meet in Johannesburg, South Africa, in July 2018. 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

Book of Discipline 2016

Official resources ready to aid church leaders

Official resources produced every four years for United Methodist church leaders are becoming available as the 2017-2020 quadrennium begins. 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

Trinity UMC, Idah0 Falls, Idaho

Program fund will help save America’s historic churches

Large capital improvement grants will help at least 50 congregations restore and repair aging houses of worship. Read More

Webinar offers Advent prayer helps

Ways to use The Upper Room's resources during Advent to help improve individual and congregational prayer lives will be offered in a free webinar on Thursday, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m.... 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

Save the Date! UMC #GivingTuesday is Nov. 29

On Nov. 29, United Methodists will come togetherfor UMC #GivingTuesday, a day to support the work of General Board of Global Ministries' missionaries and projects. In 2015, more than 770 missionaries and projects... Read More

UMCOR help continues

Cleaning up after a catastrophic event like a hurricane or flood takes months, but sometimes years. The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), United Methodists' humanitarian and disaster relief agency,... Read More

Laity Sunday 2016: Living Vital Worship

Is worship a noun or is it a verb? Is worship something you go to, or is it something you live? This year's theme for Laity Sunday, "Disciples Called to... Read More

World Communion Scholar connecting church, society

Annie Solis Escalante wants "to understand the current needs of churches and the boundaries that need to be crossed to reach justice and peace." The World Communion Scholarship helped the... Read More

Boomerstock: Evangelizing baby boomers

As the over-60 age group explodes with aging baby boomers, annual conference and local church leaders will gather to learn new ways to engage people who sometimes are spiritual but... 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

Grants available for campus discipleship ministries

The Foundation for Evangelism is beginning a pilot grant program to impact ministry with young people on college campuses in the United States. Read More

‘Missing in Action’ focuses on bringing men back to the church

A new video (http://bit.ly/UMMvideo), "Missing in Action," produced by the General Commission on United Methodist Men, offers ideas for getting men back into United Methodist congregations. Read More