Worship

Local Church
Sepi Lokotui dances during the Sunday service of the Tongan United Methodist Church in West Valley City, Utah, where the youth in high school and junior high worship actively through music and dance.

Youth joyfully lead at Tongan United Methodist church

Young people have great influence over the life of a Tongan congregation in Utah.
Local Church
Scott Mills demonstrates the power of the restored pipe organ at First United Methodist Church in Salt Lake City.

Historic organ sets tone for Utah church

Pipe organ restored with pennies, large cash donations and love from community
Local Church
The Rev. Josh Beaty, pastor of discipleship at Christ United Methodist Church, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., was among many United Methodists who participated in the March for Our Lives rally held March 24 in Parkland, Fla. As mass shootings increase in the U.S., churches are considering how far they are willing to go to ensure security. Photo by Kathy L. Gilbert, UMNS.

Churches balance safety and maintaining piety

In this era of mass shootings, pastors and other church officials are deciding how far they are willing to go to ensure security.
Mission and Ministry
Bishop Hope Morgan Ward preaches at Clarks United Methodist Church, on the outskirts of New Bern, North Carolina. The church celebrated homecoming and burned a paid-off mortgage during the September 23 service, which Ward led with the Rev. Michael Register, pastor. Members shared stories of flood damage from Hurricane Florence. Photo by Sam Hodges, UMNS

Giving thanks in New Bern

Bishop visits on special Sunday at Clarks United Methodist Church, in an area of North Carolina hard hit by Hurricane Florence.

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