Theology and Education
The Rev. Jerome R. DeVine (left, rear) makes the sign of the cross on the Rev. Kyland Dobbins during a reaffirmation of baptism at Facing the Future 2018, an event for clergy in cross-racial/cross-cultural appointments, in Newark, N.J. DeVine described the service as “both a remembering of how we are claimed by God's grace in baptism as well as the ongoing gift of grace that heals and strengthens us in the midst of the storms of life and ministry.”

Ask The UMC: Do United Methodists make the sign of the cross?

Why is making the sign of the cross sometimes viewed as foreign to United Methodists? The answer isn’t hard to find.
General Church
United Methodist Bishop Bruce Ough preaches from the pulpit at historic Wesley’s Chapel in London during the opening worship service of a 50th anniversary celebration of the concordat agreement between the United Methodist and British Methodist churches. Photo by Alex Baker.

Reflecting on a shared Methodist heritage

United Methodists and British Methodists worshipped together in London to mark the 50th anniversary of a commitment to work together.
General Church
United Methodist young adults gather at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, sharing moments of faith sharing, worship, dance and communion. A team of United Methodist experts gives advice on which contemporary worship songs are compatible with Wesleyan theology and evaluates their sing-ability for congregations. File photo by Kathleen Barry, UMNS

Where the hymnal stops, they step in

United Methodist team gives advice on whether and how to use the most popular contemporary Christian worship songs
Faith Stories

Author chronicles faith journey after cancer diagnosis

When cancer “kicked down the walls” of her life, author Kate Bowler relied on her faith, but also saw it change. Her new book shares her story.

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