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Living in gratitude

Christians find gratitude powerful, contagious and transformative -- and the heart of their faith. 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


One faith, different understandings

The Wesleyan spirit can be a source of unity among United Methodists with strong and differing opinions on many topics. 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

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

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

Titus 2 students enjoy a craft party hosted by one of their mentors.

Deacons: connecting the church to the world

The plight of refugees is not just a news story to the Rev. Stanislov Prokhorov. It's a reality he confronts nearly every day. Read More

The Word of God

United Methodist Christians describe the Bible in many different ways. What do they mean when they use the phrase "the word (or Word) of God?" Read More

The Bible: from age to age the same?

United Methodists take different approaches when interpreting Scripture. Identifying them can lead to understanding in the midst of disagreements. Read More

Members of at least six United Methodist churches in Chicago joined in a nonviolent protest that disrupted traffic. Church members participated in Holy Communion during the demonstration.

After grand jury rulings, what is the church’s witness?

Elyse Ambrose Minson said she wants to have faith in the U.S. justice system — even when an unarmed African American dies at the hands of law enforcement. Read More

Heritage Sunday: A sacred past, a promising future

The Discipline states, "Heritage Sunday calls the Church to remember the past by committing itself to the continuing call of God." Read More