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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

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

A (Brief) History of the People of The United Methodist Church

The United Methodist Church in 2017 is a product of a world wide mission that began close to 300 years ago in England. Read More

Unity

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

During a CVAC memorial service, a young girl lights a candle in memory of her brother who was killed during a robbery in Atlanta. Photo by Bruce Cook

Making a difference one grant at a time

Gifts on Peace with Justice Sunday support United Methodist and ecumenical ministries, including this one supporting victims of crimes. Read More

Bishop Gabriel Yemba Unda. Photo by Mike Dubose, United Methodist Communications

Five bishops elected in Germany, Congo

Newly elected episcopal leaders in Germany and the Congo are beginning their work as part o the United Methodist Council of Bishops. Read More

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 carbon 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

CD4AP-fresh market

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