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Church provides free wedding venue for couples to marry on Valentine's Day in Elkhart, Ind.

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General Church
The U.S. Capitol is framed by trees across from the United Methodist Building in Washington, D.C. File photo by Kathleen Barry, UMNS.

38 United Methodists serve in 116th Congress

United Methodists comprise the fourth-largest religious group in a new Congress that has fewer Christians and slightly more religious diversity.
General Church
The Rev. Judy Zabel speaks during the 2016 General Conference in Portland, Oregon. She again chairs the Minnesota Conference delegation as it prepares for the special called session of General Conference, set for Feb. 23-26 in St. Louis. File photo by Maile Bradfield, UMNS.

Delegation chairs look toward General Conference

As crucial meeting looms, 'team captains' of conference delegations are well aware of church's hopes, fears.
Annual Conferences
United Methodists in the Desert Southwest Annual Conference approve a resolution calling for end to separating immigrant families. At least 18 of the 54 U.S. conferences approved resolutions in support of welcoming immigrants. Photo by Barry Doyle.

Conferences unite on welcoming immigrants

Annual conference voters have various takes on how the church should address homosexuality. But on immigration, they have a common message.