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While we may feel a bit alone during this time apart, it is good to remember that God's love is big enough to bridge the gaps created by social distancing. A photo illustration by Kathryn Price, United Methodist Communications.

God's love bridges social distancing


Get Your Spirit in Shape

Joe Iovino is the host of Get Your Spirit in Shape, a podcast by United Methodist Communications. Image by Joe Iovino.

Thoughts and encouragement during social distancing


Online worship

Children from Glendale United Methodist Church in Nashville , Tennessee, watch the online worship service at home during the coronavirus pandemic. Photo courtesy of Glendale United Methodist Church

More than a viewer: 10 tips for engaging with online worship


We Remember

Rev. Dr. Joseph E. Lowery's Ninety Years Birthday Celebration at the Atlanta Symphony Hall, October 9, 2011 included a birthday song by Stevie Wonder.  Next to Rev. Lowery is his wife of 60 years, Evelyn Lowery. Photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications.

The Rev. Joseph Lowery: Sharing MLK's Dream


How we serve

The Rev. Lea Matthews (left), associate pastor of St. Paul & St. Andrew United Methodist Church in New York City, offered a “Message for All Ages” about worry in a recent YouTube video, along with her daughter Nora. Churches are using creative ways to connect with and reassure children during the COVID-19 pandemic. Video image courtesy of St. Paul & St. Andrew United Methodist Church.

Helping children during the COVID-19 crisis



Shirley Bachelder enjoys a cup of coffee with family, photo courtesy of Shirley Bachelder via Facebook

A senior's prayer for coronavirus


Ham Radio Boosts Philippines' Disaster Preparedness

The Republic of the Philippines is a group of more than 7600 islands over a vast, largely undeveloped area. The country’s location, near the equator, leaves the population at risk for typhoons, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.

United Methodist communication specialist April Mercado says around the world ham radio is a hobby, but in her home country, the Philippines, amateur radio can be a lifesaving tool in a natural disaster.

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General Conference

Clergy members bless the elements of Holy Communion during the 2016 United Methodist General Conference in Portland, Ore. The Commission on the General Conference met March 21 to discuss next steps after coronavirus concerns forced the postponement of this year’s legislative assembly. File photo by Paul Jeffrey, UM News.

Updated: Looking at new General Conference dates


Global Health

The Friendship Sunday school class of Belmont United Methodist Church in Nashville, Tenn., meets online Sunday, March 15, 2020, after church leadership encouraged people to worship from home in response to the coronavirus. Image courtesy of Susan Hay.

Churches overcome social distancing to continue outreach


Global Church

A delegate handles prayer beads during prayer at the 2016 United Methodist General Conference in Portland, Ore. With the coronavirus delaying the 2020 General Conference, church leaders hope United Methodists can experience more time to pray and be the church. File photo by Paul Jeffrey, UM News.

In GC2020 delay, leaders see needed pause