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Compassion moves Gift of Hope scholar

November 1, 2017

Gifts on United Methodist Student Day (Nov. 26) provide scholarships to help students link faith and work. Read More

World AIDS Day: Working towards an AIDS-free world

Remembering and commitment intertwine on World AIDS Day. Read More

Toolkit to help build relationships

November 1, 2017

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

Advent outreach resources available for local churches

Customized invitations in four designs, a "True Meaning of Christmas" tour and a January sermon series lead the new seasonal resources from United Methodist Communications. Read More

Young people’s racial justice projects to receive grants

Young people can receive grants for projects to teach and spread racial justice. Read More

Now retired Bishop Robert Hayes Jr. and the Rev. Juan Huertas, lead pastor of Grace Community United Methodist Church in Shreveport, La., pray with young adults considering ordained ministry during an Exploration event in St. Louis, Missouri. United Methodist Communications photo by Kathy L. Gilbert

Registration open for Exploration 2017

Exploration brings together young adults exploring calls to ordained and other ministries. Read More

Laity Sunday is Oct. 15

Laity Sunday 2017 emphasizes offering hope through hospitality. Read More

World Communion Scholarship eases college life

Faith and family and now her studies will shape the future for World Communion Scholar. Read More

Church and Society launches new website

A new website for the General Board of Church and Society will support the passion of United Methodists working for justice and peace. Read More

Global migration work to benefit from special offering

Connectional Table and bishops call for one-time "Global Migration Sunday Offering" on Dec. 3. 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

New e-newsletter serving church members

A new e-newsletter will support church members with support for Christian living, inspiration and a focus on United Methodism. Read More

Local church grants available from UMCom

United Methodist Communications is now offering three types of grants for local churches. Read More

United Methodist Men conference logo. Artwork courtesy of United Methodist Men

UMMen to gather in Indy

United Methodist Men will have their 12th national gathering in July 2017 in Indianapolis. Read More

Josh Childs narrates the Emmy award-winning short documentary film,

Francis Asbury film wins three regional Emmys

A new award-winning documentary captures the continuing impact of Francis Asbury on The United Methodist Church. Read More

United Methodists around the world are considering whether to amend the denomination's constitution, a part of The Book of Discipline. Photo by Mike Dubose, United Methodist Communications

Five constitutional amendments head to vote

United Methodists around the world are now voting on five amendments to the denomination's constitution. Read More

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