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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

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

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

Mountain View UMC, Boulder, CO

Small and large steps make church carrbon neutral

Solar panels, new lighting and appliances and more insulation contribute to this church's efforts to care for creation. 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

'Live chidlike' ad campaign

New ad campaign features words of children

Children explain open hearts, open minds and oopen doors in new advertising campaign premiering now. 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

Af-Amer Methodist Heritage Center

African-American Methodist Heritage Center celebrates 15th anniversary

Fifteen years from its founding, the African-American Methodist Heritage Center is a growing repository of papers, journals, photos and more that preserve a legacy. 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

John Wesley's exercise hourse

Wesley and physical health: Practicing what he preached

John Wesley cared deeply about his followers’ spiritual health; he also offered advice for good physical health. Read More

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Body, mind and spirit connect to create abundant life

For abundant life, the three parts that make humans human -- body, mind and spirit -- will all be in harmony. 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

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

A Wesleyan Understanding of Grace

At the heart of Wesleyan/Methodist theology and practice is a profound understanding and vital experience of grace. Grace, as understood, experienced and proclaimed by the United Methodists remains relevant... Read More

Return of the Prodigal

The Gift of Grace

Grace is a gift that keeps giving, God active within us, doing for us what we cannot do for ourselves. It is dynamic and ongoing. Read More

computer prayer group - gil hanke

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