Global Health
Female pastors take notes during training at the Oriental and Equator Annual Conference in Kisangani, Congo, in July. Photo by Judith Osongo Yanga, UMNS

Ask the UMC: Valuing Life, Part 5: Feeling alive — Mental health

United Methodists seek abundant life for the whole person, physically, spiritually, and mentally.
Mission and Ministry
Youth from First United Methodist Church in Dallas help repair a roof in 105-degree heat during their recent summer mission trip to San Antonio. Nick Janzen (left), construction manager for Blueprint Ministries, works with Vivian Winston and Wesley Stoker of the Dallas church. Photo by Anna Bundy-Hagler.

Blistering summer challenges churches

United Methodists keep familiar ministries going and find new ways to serve as much of the U.S. bakes.
Mission and Ministry
United Methodist Bishop Bob Farr. Photo by Schaefer Photography, courtesy of the Missouri Conference.

Have the courage to walk the messy middle

Division is always a choice. If an annual conference and its churches can figure that out, it can return to doing God’s mission and be amazing for God’s people.
Global Health
The United Methodist Church values life at all stages. Photos by Mike DuBose; graphic by Laurens Glass, United Methodist Communications.

Ask The UMC: Valuing Life

United Methodists worldwide seek to bring abundant life to people at every stage through the hands-on ministries we support and the advocacy we do. Seven-part series explores ways the church helps others experience the abundance of life Jesus promises.

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