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Making prayer a priority

What does it mean when United Methodists promise to support the church with their prayers? 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

German UMs join Reformation observance

United Methodists in Germany are participating in activities marking the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. Read More

Helping Dallas heal following 2016 shootings

Dallas pastor hopes Year of Unity response to killing of six police officers will become City of Unity movement. Read More

Diverse congregations help these churches thrive

These four United Methodist churches thrive as multi-racial, multi-ethnic and multi-economic congregations. Read More

Living together well is hard, but possible

Five leaders talk of how United Methodists can lead in living together well in an inceasingly diverse world. Read More

‘Friendship Bench of Faith’

Since 1999, this interfaith association has brought Christians and Muslims together for understanding and support. Read More

How can I keep from singing?

"Sing" and candlelight vigil brings diverse groups together to seek peace and unity. Read More

The Rev. Charles Harrison (third from left) takes part in weekly faith walks to help reduce youth violence in three Indianapolis neighborhoods. Photo courtesy of the Ten Point Coalition

Faith walks, talks reducing youth violence

Faith-based coalition honored for reducing youth violence in Indianapolis. Read More

‘Diversity’ carries different meanings

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

Mark Deshon leads the emphasis on Wesleyan discipleship at Newark United Methodist Church in Delaware. Photo courtesy of  Mark Deshon

General Rule of Discipleship leads to disciplined life

Being held accountable in small groups for keeping the Rule of Discipleship can shape the lives of United Methodist Christians. Read More

Change: It’s constant

Changes in the roles of laity and women and the relationships between majority and minority ethnic groups have shaped today's United Methodist Church. 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

Methodist Central Hall serves the world from the heart of London

The home to a thriving church, Methodist Central Hall in London has also been the site of several historic events, including the founding of the United Nations. Read More

The Wesley Pilgrimage: The method of early Methodism

Disciple-making and disciple-shaping groups not only the method but also the genius of the early Wesleyan and Methodist movements. They remain so for United Methodists today. Read More

Bishop Kenneth L. Carder

John Wesley on giving

Giving in the Wesleyan tradition: Giving must be more than a response to an appeal to general humanitarianism. It must be rooted and grounded theologically and missionally. Read More

The Rev. Erica Allen (center) welcomes Keith Wright (left) and the Rev. Toi King to worship at East Bank Church, a new church start meeting in the East Park Community Center in Nashville, Tennessee.

Church planting is United Methodist tradition

United Methodists inherited a church-planting ethic from founder John Wesley. From the early days of his ministry, he took the gospel to people likely to be uncomfortable – or even unwelcome –... 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

Christine and the Rev. Andy Hargrove

On Being a Pastor’s Family

Christine Hargrove writes about the challenges -- and blessings -- of being a pastor's spouse in the appointive system that is part of The United Methodist Church. Read More

Fourth-grader Colyn Chris regularly brings his new Bible to Sunday school at Faith United Methodist Church in Goshen, Ind.

Children receive first Bibles — and lifelong lessons

The tradition of United Methodist churches presenting Bibles to children continues. Consider these activities to keep Bibles off the shelves and in kids' hands. Read More