Social Concerns
The Rev. Jessica Rooks, pastor at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church in Highlands Ranch, Co., speaks during a candlelight vigil following the school shooting on May 7. Photo by Ken Fong, St. Luke's United Methodist Church.

United Methodist churches offer aid after shootings

Two United Methodist churches located close to the STEM School Highlands Ranch opened their doors to grieving community.
Theology and Education
The Rev. Esther Kachiko Furaha prays during worship at New Jerusalem United Methodist Church in Uvira, Congo, in 2015. Christians understand prayer as spiritual communication with God. File photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Ask The UMC: What is the difference between prayer and meditation?

Christians understand prayer as spiritual communication with God in which we open ourselves to God's transforming love.
General Church
Filipino United Methodists hold hands in prayer at St. John United Methodist Church in Cubao, Philippines. The gathering was part of the denomination-wide Praying Our Way Forward initiative. Photo by Gladys Mangiduyos, UMNS.

Filipino United Methodists issue call to prayer

Laity and clergy members gather around the Philippines as part of denomination-wide Praying Our Way Forward initiative ahead of special General Conference.
General Church
The Rev. Jerry P. Kulah serves communion during the opening session of the 72nd Annual Conference of  the United Methodist Women in Marshall, Liberia. Photo by E Julu Swen, UMNS.

Africa Initiative calls for global prayer, fasting

Group urges United Methodists to pray for delegates, church leading up to special General Conference.

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