Inspire

We’re excited to include these three sections–Inform, Inspire, Involve. Here we intend to recommend helpful information, hopeful inspiration and opportunities for involvement that can offer nourishment and possibly direction for your faith journey. Please return to visit these sections again soon and often. And please contribute ideas, information, insights and resources that might be helpful to others. Thanks!


The secret to forgiveness: Focus within

United Methodists know we ought to be forgiving people. The Bible instructs us, “As the Lord forgave you, so also forgive each other,” (Col. 3:13), but that is often much easier said than done. Continue…  Read more

What United Methodists can do about suicide

In addition to the grief and loss that comes with any death, surviving family members and friends struggle to understand. They are filled with additional questions… Learn more.  Read more

Freedom

By John W. Coleman–Adapted from a sermon on Mark 5:1-20, preached July 1, 2018, at Servants of Christ UMC Philadelphia. The demon-possessed man languishing among the dark tombs in Gerasenes ran to Jesus…  Read more

Communion: The Meal that Makes Us One

As one of two sacraments of The United Methodist Church, Holy Communion has become a practice repeated time and time again to receive nourishment for the journey of being a… Read more

Changed

A sermon by Bishop Cynthia Moore-Koikoi Eastern Pennsylvania Annual Conference Service of Ordination & Commissioning, June 15, 2018 Scripture: Matthew 28:16-20 Pre-sermonic hymn: “Changed” (A wonderful change has come over… Read more

‘We Shall All Be Changed’

A sermon by the Rev. Cheryl Zegers, Pastor of Mt. Zion UMC Peach Bottom (Preached at the West District Conference, May 6, 2018). Listen to the word of the Lord from Acts 10:44-48. In this passage the Holy Spirit…  Read more

Dwelling in Unity

“Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers and sisters dwell in unity. It is like the precious oil on the head, running down on the beard, on the beard of Aaron, running down on the collar of his robes! It is like the dew of Hermon, which falls on the mountains of Zion!  Read more

Ideas for observing Memorial Day

A UMNS Report by Barbara Dunlap-Berg. From sea to shining sea, United Methodists are finding special ways to observe Memorial Day in the United States.
Here is a sampling of ideas.  Read more

United Methodist Women touched my life

In the fall of 1978 I was an M.Div student at Asbury Theological Seminary in Kentucky.  But I wondered some days if I had heard God right about this call… Read more

What does it mean to live by faith?

To live by faith is to live in a trusting, loving and ever-deepening relationship with God and with every neighbor, in which our own lives are transformed.   Read more