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Wind, water and fire devastate; love, money and muscles follow

The United Methodist Church is there for the "long haul" as recovery from a series of natural disasters continues. Read More

Wind, water, fire devastate; love, money and muscles follow

United Methodists are there for the "long haul" as recovery from a series of natural disasters continues. Read More

Interpreter: A fond farewell

A look at how Interpreter magazine has changed during 48 years of service to the people of The United Methodist Church. Read More

Volunteers from The Gathering United Methodist Church carry the Literacy Project throughout their city, helping St. Louis public school students improve their reading skills. Photo courtesy of The Gathering

To Be a Witness (United Methodist-style)

When we agree to "witness," United Methodists say they will live their membership vows publicly. Read More

As the Hamline Community Bread Oven pizza bakers, the Rev. Nancy Victorin-Vangerud, left, and Hamline students learn skills of hospitality and baking for their neighborhood. Courtesy photo

Campus ministers connect career, ministry options

Campus ministry helps students discover ways to live out their calls, regardless of occupation. Read More

Called General Conference set for 2019

Recommendations from the Commission on a Way Forward will be the agenda for a called General Conference in February 2019. Read More

District-to district partnership encourages diversity through work

United Methodist in Zimbawe and in Western Pennsylvania in the United States contribute to mission work in the African country. Read More

Couple bringing balance to young Native people’s lives

A couple in Oklahoma brings young Native American United Methodists together to build understanding and relationships. Read More

Church invites others to see that ‘God is in the graffiti’

Youth in California use graffiti and tagging to interpret discussions of current events. Read More

Downward mobility reflects radical faith

Intentionality guides two women's efforts to bring diversity and community into their families' lives. Read More

‘Diversity’ carries different meanings

"Diversity" carries varied meanings for United Methodists throughout the world. Read More

Connection makes the UMC work

The way we give, the way we fill pulpits, even the way we refurnish severely damaged churches all illustrate the power of the United Methodist connection. Read More

During a CVAC memorial service, a young girl lights a candle in memory of her brother who was killed during a robbery in Atlanta. Photo by Bruce Cook

Making a difference one grant at a time

Gifts on Peace with Justice Sunday support United Methodist and ecumenical ministries, including this one supporting victims of crimes. Read More

Bishop Gabriel Yemba Unda. Photo by Mike Dubose, United Methodist Communications

Five bishops elected in Germany, Congo

Newly elected episcopal leaders in Germany and the Congo are beginning their work as part o the United Methodist Council of Bishops. Read More

Special Sunday honors Native American people, churches

Native American Ministries Sunday on April 30 will both recognize their contributions and benefit outreach and students. Read More

Bishop Samuel J. Quire Jr. and Richlain K. Quire.

New bishop elected for Liberia

Bishop Samuel J. Quire Jr. is the newest member of the United Methodist Council of Bishops and leader of the Liberia Annual Conference. Read More

In August 2016, Edna Rajan stacks cleaning buckets from the United Methodist Committee on Relief at a United Way warehouse in Lafayette, La. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

New UMCOR Sunday is March 26

It used to be One Great Hour of Sharing; now it is UMCOR Sunday. Here's why. Read More

Bishop Torio - re-election - 2016 Phiippines

Three bishops re-elected in the Philippines

United Methodists in the Philippines have re-elected three bishops as their episcopal leaders for the 2017-2020 quadrennium. Read More

Church helps struggling 5th graders thrive

United Methodists in Texas use Human Relations Day grant to help elementary students achieve their potential, prepare for later success in school. Read More

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Churches can reclaim role of promoting good health

Promoting healthy living locally to be among goals for 10,000 partner churches as part of The United Methodist Church's new Abundant Health initiative. Read More

Nigeria - mother and child at Mutum Byu Clinic

‘Our promise to children’ driving Abundant Health focus

United Methodists are uniting around a new global health focus -- Abundant Health: Our Promise to Children. It emphasizes child/maternal health and a 10-K Church Challenge. Read More

Philander Smith College students

Offering helps students defray higher education costs

On Sunday, Nov. 27, United Methodists will celebrate United Methodist Student Day by receiving a special offering. The proceeds of which help provide scholarships to students at United Methodist-related colleges and... Read More

Why I Give

United Methodists from around the world share why they give money and, specifically, why they give through their church. Read More

Bishops’ executive committee affirms unity, moves forward

Meeting in Chicago July 19-20, the United Methodist Council of Bishops' executive committee approved a framework for implementing the Commission on a Way Forward and took a step toward a... Read More

Consecration of Bishop Sharma Lewis

U.S. bishops begin new assignments

Most of the 15 United Methodist clergy elected as bishops in the United States in mid-July are now settling into new homes and preparing for official welcomes and installations within their... Read More

2015 ordination in Arkansas

More ordinands are UM-seminary grads

Almost two-thirds of the United Methodist deacons and elders ordained in 2015 received their seminary degree from a United Methodist-affiliated institution. This represents the highest concentration of ordinands from denomination-related institutions... Read More

Brian Terrell (early 1990s photo)

Pastor, congregation journey with man on death row

It was Holy Week 2015. At Grace United Methodist Church, Covington, Georgia, the Rev. George Lanier was preaching about Christ's journey to the cross. Choir member Barbara A. Terrell-Humphreys became very... Read More

Friends join Chuck “Cold Turkey” Jones (front row, second from left) at Amicalola Falls in Dawsonville, Georgia. Sending him off were (back row, from left) Dave

Appalachian Trail chaplain engaged in ups and downs of journeys

Chuck Jones being on the banks of the spring at that moment, in what he called a "random, but God-appointed, encounter," is why the Appalachian Trail Chaplaincy exists. Read More

Moshashai, a Farsi Christian, translates during a Thursday Bible study group for refugees in the Messstetten Admission Camp. United Methodists and members of an Evangelical Community Church work with the refugees.

Being the hands of ‘Christus’ in Germany: Welcoming the stranger

Refugees are human beings. That, in short, is the reason United Methodists in Germany are welcoming Syrian (and other) refugees into their country and their churches, said Bishop Rosemarie Wenner. Read More

Mary Johnson Feeding Program - Philippines

Bowls of hope feed kids’ bodies, moms’ spirits

Answering call to begin feeding program for children takes Filipino nurse Marisel Tondo from Mary Johnston Hospital to streets of Manila -- and continues the tradition of women in mission. Read More

Although the city is miles north of the Arctic Circle, the Gulf Stream keeps the harbor at Hammerfest ice-free year-round.

Northernmost United Methodist congregation thrives

The Rev. Per Bradley is exactly where he wants to be — “back home” in Hammerfest, Norway, serving the world’s northernmost United Methodist ministry. Bradley is just a stone’s... Read More

Free online study explores General Conference

This free resource explains make-up and work of the top legislative body of The United Methodist Church. Read More

The General Conference 2016 mobile app brings the May 10-20 event in Portland, Oregon, to your mobile device. Special features will include news stories, videos, delegate resources, sponsor, exhibitor and volunteer registration.

Be part of G2016

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Moses Kumar

Budget proposal still in flux

As the United States' economy has recovered from the 2008 crash, The United Methodist Church as a whole has seen its financial health improve. At the same time, declines in worship... Read More

Briefing previews 2016 General Conference debates

In a gathering that repeatedly stressed church unity despite passionately held differences, United Methodists received a preview of some issues the 2016 General Conference will debate when it meets May 10-20... Read More

Social Principles in the Philippines

Reimagining, rewriting the Social Principles

The charge from General Conference 2012 is clear – revise the Social Principles of The United Methodist Church to make them more succinct, theologically grounded and globally relevant. This is the first... Read More

The role of the Connectional Table includes

Future Focused/Mission Driven: Strategic Directions for 2017-20

Our 2020 Vision looks forward to a United Methodist Church that can double the number of highly vital congregations excelling in the five markers of vitality: disciples in worship, new disciples ... Read More

In the mid-1990s, InfoServ consultants Mary Lynn Holly (left) and Woodley McEachern answer questions about The United Methodist Church.

Make no mistake – it is all about United Methodists

"I'm a card-carrying member of the InfoServ fan club and have been for the past 25 to 30 years," says the Rev. Terrence Hayes, senior pastor at Windcrest United Methodist Church in... Read More

The inflatable church draws in curious visitors of all types – even secular Europeans who've never set foot in a church.

German tent ministry is a ‘fresh expression’ of evangelism

An inflatable pop-up church is a key part of the Germany Conference’s evangelism effort, which also includes a fleet of tents to erect at summer festivals and a tour... Read More

World Communion Scholarship recipient Lena Kuffuor-Afriyi

Scholarship recipient applies lessons to life

A World Communion Sunday offering-supported scholarship is allowing this New York student to pursue a career in pharmacy, a step toward her dream of serving people in Ghana. Read More

United Methodists nurture Ebola survivors

During the Ebola crisis, United Methodists provided food and other supplies for those affected. They also provided care and comfort for those who lost family members to the disease. Read More

UMConnector.org: Connecting Young People to the Church

A new website makes it easy for young people to connect with opportunities offered by agencies of The United Methodist Church. Read More

Daybreak in Alabama document

‘Daybreak in Alabama’ leads people of faith

A grant from the United Methodist Peace with Justice Sunday offering is supporting "Daybreak in Alabama," an educational and advocacy program of Interfaith Mission Service. Read More

UMCOR is ...

Current and former leaders describe UMCOR as the humanitarian agency of The United Methodist Church prepares to celebrate its 75th anniversary. Read More

In 1995, children Hazima Dervisic (left) and Minela Hisic pass time with Mahina Kunic at the Slivjak Collective Center in Zenica, Central Bosnia. Volunteer-in-Mission teams for UMCOR repaired housing and assisted in community service programs there.

UMCOR celebrates 75 years of compassionate response

UMCOR's creation in 1940 was a bold step for a new church striving to forge a Christian identity faithful to the gospel. Read More

Carson Jones and his daughter, Sade, 12

Native American offering enriches heritage, outreach

The Native American Ministries Sunday offering allows a single dad and his daughter to attend United Methodist summer conferences for Native Americans. Read More

Former offender Erin Wagner stands in front of the Camille Griffin Graham Correctional Institution in Columbia, S.C., where she served time. She now helps prisoners and ex-prisoners turn their lives around and come to Christ — just as she has done.

‘An example of Christ’s love’

She suffered years of abuse and guilt as a child -- and ended up in prison. Now the ex-offender turned prison minister finds grace, liberation while helping others heal Read More

Imagine No Malaria proves it is about more than a mosquito

February 28, 2015

A $9.6 million gift to the Global Fund to fight malaria is The United Methodist Church's latest collaborative effort to Imagine No Malaria. Read More

Alexis John Caguingin holds his trophy after winning the senior division of the National Bible Quiz held in Manila, Philippines. The quiz is co-sponsored by The United Methodist Church Board of Christian Education and Discipleship and the Philippine Bible Society.

National Bible Quiz winner plans to keep studying

National United Methodist quiz winners in Philippines will keep studying Bible -- and help revitalize churches. Read More

Louisiana Bishop Cynthia Fierro Harvey prays with young adults considering God’s call to ordained ministry during Exploration 2013 in Denver.

Church makes developing young leaders a priority

Blaine Wilson admits his call to ministry was "a little unique." The Sioux Falls, South Dakota., resident confessed that his "calling" was never really his idea. It was a call... Read More

Making ‘worldwide’ be more than geography

Committees are working to identify essential components of the Book of Discipline to propose a process for developing a version that can be used worldwide to the 2016 General Conference. Read More

Students Luzia Bandeira, Angel Tshindj Musaw, Rose Otshi and Betty Kayembe wait to begin graduation rehearsal at Africa University. More than 3,000 students from throughout Africa have graduated from the university, which  celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2013.

Transforming the world for Christ – together

Stories telling of United Methodists connecting for mission and ministry. Know that there are thousands more to be told. Read More

Bishop Bruce R. Ough, Bishop Warner H. Brown Jr., Bishop Michael J. Coyner

Making Disciples, Transforming the World for Christ – Together

We invite you to pay special attention to the ways in which these stories of local congregations, annual conferences and general church agencies live out our common mission through this... Read More

Director Celes Sheffield visits with two of the youngsters served by Ebenezer Community Outreach, a

Low-cost ‘Short Clips’ videos share stories

Jesus loved telling stories to help spread the word of God's love for all people. So do Laura Harbert Allen, director of communications for the West Virginia Annual Conference, and... Read More

Students at Gbarnga School of Theology in Liberia explore their e-readers loaded with all the texts and reference books they will need for their seminary studies.

Grants support theological education worldwide

Noah knows how to pitch a tent, build a fire and keep wild animals at bay while camping outdoors. He learned the skills as a child and now teaches teenagers... Read More

Bishop Robert Schnase

‘What do you mean, we’re getting a new pastor?’

When it comes to deploying pastors to United Methodist churches, there are many theories as to how it is done. Ideas about a "good old boys" network or a "sidewalk... Read More

Connectional Giving for United Methodists

Learn more about United Methodist channels of giving. Read More