United Methodist News Service will publish a multimedia series on the struggles and triumphs of the denomination's rural churches in the U.S. The package will be posted to www.umc.org during the week of Dec. 13-17. It will include multiple articles, videos, photos and a slide show. The United Methodist Church has an estimated 20,000 rural churches today, representing more than six in 10 of the denomination's U.S. congregations. This series will show how the decline of rural America is affecting some of the denomination's most faithful members.