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Stories and articles focusing on practices to help you grow closer to God (prayer, fasting, Holy Communion, etc.); stories from individuals’ faith journeys.

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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

child praying at mealtime

Remembering Holy Week, celebrating Easter at home

Remembering the events of Holy Week in age-appropriate ways with children will make Easter even more joy-filled for them. Read More

Lives shaped through service

For many Christians, faith is something that cannot be contained. Their faith ignites a passion for serving others and drawing nearer to God at the same time. Read More

Come Away: Starting or restarting spiritual practices

Do your spiritual formation practices invite you to "come away" and rest with God, or do they feel like yet another item on your never-ending task list? Read More

Being shaped in the Creator’s creation

Eco-theologian Beth Norcross' reading of Scripture tells her that the natural world was humanity's first way of encountering God. Read More

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Community nurtures relationships with God, other people

Whether it happens during a worship service, a small group meeting or a work project, spiritual growth can occur as we share time and space with others. Read More

Sand artist

The Creative Spirit

A poet, a musician, a sand artist and a painter encourage using different forms of creative expression to draw nearer to God. Read More

On being shaped by the Spirit

Our personalities affect what spiritual practices and disciplines are most helpful as we seek to draw nearer to God. Read More

Amanda Vogt

I Am United Methodist: Amanda Vogt

Young adult United Methodist Amanda Vogt from Missouri finds common values between her congregation and scouting programs. Read More

WAYS: What is your prayer as the New Year 2017 begins?

United Methodists are lifting prayers for their church, their country and its leaders, peace, justice and more as the New Year begins. Read More

Sacred Space candle - Mt. Tabor UMC, Winston-Salem, NC

Enter Sacred Space during Holy Week

Sacred Space ministry during Holy Week allows experiencing God's presence through diverse approaches to spiritual formation. Read More

Donna Rhodes - author - from woman at the well to well woman

From Woman at the Well to well woman

Spending time with her now, no one would imagine the horrors Donna Rhodes once lived. Today, she shares her story to help others see the hope of Christ. Read More

Meditating at Manidoan Camp and Retreat Center

Patterning Jesus: Get away and rest

If Jesus could find time for rest, prayer and time apart, shouldn't his followers do the same? That is why United Methodists are avid supporters of camping and retreat ministry. Read More

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Grace: Responding with piety and mercy

Throughout the centuries, God has been extending grace to people through everyday practices. These means of grace, as John Wesley called them, continue to inform and enrich people of faith... Read More

Abundant Grace: Living Grace

Grace. One tiny word that will change your life. We know, because extraordinary and everyday experiences of grace forever changed our lives. Read More

Elise Matheny Eslinger

Abundant Grace: A Crash Course in Grace

God's grace can show up in the most unexpected places and circumstances. For Elise Matheny Eslinger, this grace literally came crashing into her life on Oct. 8, 1989. Read More

Publisher’s Page: Grace: A song for singing

"There's a Song in the Air" and it is God's grace come to us in the infant Jesus. Interpreter publisher and United Methodist Communications general secretary Dan Krause reflects on... Read More

New Room on Wesley Pilgrimage

Wesley Pilgrimage inspires today’s leaders

At first glance, the Wesley Pilgrimage to England looks to be an exciting way to learn the history of The United Methodist Church and the lives of John and Charles... Read More

UMCOR suports child-friendly spaces in camps for Syrian refugees living in Turkey.

UMCOR Aiding Uprooted Syrians

Last November, Bishop Scott Jones of the Great Plains Conference announced that more than 30 churches in Kansas and Nebraska were ready and willing to welcome Syrian refugee families to their... Read More

A strand of Protestant prayer beads will be given to each person attending the opening worship service on May10 at General Conference 2016. Volunteers are making the strands as part of the prayer ministry surrounding General Conference.

Prayer vigils: Prayer surrounding GC2016: Before, during, after

When the 864 delegates arrive for the 2016 United Methodist General Conference, each one of them will come blanketed in prayer. Read More