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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

Artist Ferdinand Pauwels’ 1872 piece “Luther Posting the 95 Theses” depicts Martin Luther’s act in 1517. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

The Reformation and the Wesleys: A complex relationship

John Wesley added sanctification to Reformation theology's emphasis on justification by faith. 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

The Rev. Mark Galang (second from right) joins a demonstration advocating a living wage for workers at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Courtesy photo

Valuing work and workers part of UM social witness

United Methodists have long supported workers and workplace justice. They were the basis of the church's 1908 Social Creed. 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

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

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

‘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

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

Diversity and Social Media: Q & A

Social media can be a tool to experience diversity and help create more diverse churches. 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

Mother African Zoar United Methodist Church, Philadelphia. Photo courtesy of MotherZoarUMC.org

Sites every United Methodist should see

Sites in the United States and around the world can help United Methodists remember their heritage -- and celebrate today's ministry and mission. Read More