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Charles Wesley is animated about his Advent anthem, "Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus." Read more

Practicing Faith

A new report cites "growth and innovation" across the worldwide connection. Read more

Global Nature

Along with the new "animated Wesley" videos from United Methodist Communications, the Wesley Bros playing cards offer a surprising tool for teaching Methodist history, writes Cynthia B. Astle. Read more

Views from a Ridge

Charlie Baber's popular "Wesley Bros" cartoon characters take center stage in a new series of church history videos produced by United Methodist Communications. Read more

Local Church

Elvis Presley

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Before he became the King of Rock and Roll, a young singer named Elvis Presley recorded his music in a historic studio owned by the Methodist Church. Read more

In the Church

Julie and Vanessa

Photo Courtesy of Julie A. Arms Meeks

LGBTQ United Methodists and their allies say the "Embrace Love" anti-racism campaign initiated after white supremacist violence in Charlottesville, Va., sends a hypocritical message because the UMC rejects LGBTQ sexuality. Read more

Advocating Justice 2 Comments

With General Conference barely two weeks away, Joe Iovino of United Methodist Communications outlines ways that all United Methodists can participate in the denominations global legislative assembly. Read more

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United Methodist Communications has posted videos from the Jan. 20-22 Pre-General Conference Briefing online at YouTube. Read more

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Still suffering a touch of jet lag, Insight Editor Cynthia B. Astle shares her impressions of the 2016 General Conference agenda and its Portland, Ore., venue. Read more

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Smartphone App GC2016

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General Conference 2016 will be at your fingertips with an updated smartphone application provided free from United Methodist Communications. Read more

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Refugee Girl

Photo Courtesy of Mike Slaughter

Momentum continues to build among United Methodist churches and agencies for a "Christmas miracle" effort to aid the world's 60 millions refugees, writes the Rev. Mike Slaughter, who inspired the project. Read more

UMCom Survey

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The Rev. Jeremy Smith explores the reasons behind statistics that only 53 percent of United Methodists say they believe in a foundational Wesleyan doctrine -- that God's grace is available to all people. Read more

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In a study commissioned by United Methodist Communications, church roles affect people's perceptions of what it means to be United Methodist. Read more

Local Church

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United Methodist annual conferences and individual leaders are pushing back against recent schismatic and extremist messages, while in some quarters strong stands are taken for and against acceptance of LGBT rights. Read more

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Pre-General Conference Video Archive

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United Methodist Communications presents videos of the sessions at the Pre-General Conference Briefing held Jan. 19-21, 2012 at the Tampa Convention Center, site of the General Conference April 24-May 4. Read more

In the Church

A new report cites "growth and innovation" across the worldwide connection. Read more

Global Nature

Bishop Ough 2017

UMCom Photo by Mike DuBose

Bishop Bruce Ough, president of the Council of Bishops, reminds United Methodists that Christ calls his followers to tear down walls between them and strangers. Read more

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Way Forward Moderators

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Three United Methodist bishops serving as moderators for the special Commission on A Way Forward announce plans to communicate the panel's progress through press releases and a website. Read more

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The submission period for petitions to the 2016 General Conference has opened, and detailed instructions on how to submit proposals are now available. Read more

In the Church