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 Bishop Joel Martínez blesses the elements of Holy Communion during opening worship at the 2011 MARCHA meeting at the Lydia Patterson Institute in El Paso, Texas. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Ask The UMC: What belongs on the Lord's table?

The Lord's table is set apart for the celebration of the sacrament of Holy Communion. Only what is needed to celebrate the sacrament or, if customary, does not distract from it belongs on the Lord's table.
General Church
With some congregations considering leaving The United Methodist Church or just wondering about its future, Ask The UMC offers a series of questions and answers to help clear up some common misperceptions or misinformation around disaffiliation. Graphic by Laurens Glass, United Methodist Communications.

Ask The UMC: Is The United Methodist Church really... ? Part 12

Part 12 of the series answers questions about the status of disaffiliation in the denomination during the lull between regular annual conference sessions and the special sessions scheduled later this year.
The sun provides us with heat energy, light energy and solar energy and is a renewable source of energy. Wind energy is also renewable and does not generate greenhouse gases. Photo by Pexels, courtesy of Pixabay.

Ask the UMC: Our Living World, Part 6: Energy

God provided energy for life on our planet through sun, wind, and water. Human-generated energy from fossil fuels and the patterns of human activity that depend on those fuels now imperil all life in our living world.
Mission and Ministry
A flock of egrets flies over the Amazon River near Manaus, Brazil. The air in the Earth's atmosphere is made up of 78% nitrogen and 21% oxygen. Facts courtesy of NASA; photo by Mike DuBose, United Methodist Communications.

Ask the UMC: Our Living World, Part 5: Air

The creation accounts in Genesis do not mention the creation of air. We often take it for granted until something about it discomforts us. This invisible gift supports nearly all creatures in our living world.

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