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UMTV: Vets Helping Vets

Campus ministry near Army base supports soldiers and encourages veterans to reach out to other vets. "I have things to offer still." View

Videos starring the people of The United Methodist Church

United Methodist Communications produces videos about United Methodists living their faith and making a difference in the world. These short features are easy to share or download. They can also be used in a wide variety of church settings, such as before or during worship, in Sunday school classes, or in small groups. 

If you have a story or suggestion, please contact Fran Walsh at 615-742-5458. 

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Vegetables from the farmer’s market are saved from the trash by members of Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church. The church has a chef who turns surplus food into healthy meals for the hungry.

Church Reduces Food Waste at Campus Kitchen

Church members keep carloads of fresh meat and vegetables out of the landfill and turn them into healthy meals for the hungry and homeless. View

Members of the Cathedral of the Rockies First United Methodist help Syrian refugees, the Al Aboud family, get settled in their new home. Photo by Kisker Productions.

Refugees Find Freedom, Welcome at Boise Church

“Helping refugees isn’t a political issue, it’s a discipleship issue.” United Methodists in Boise welcome new families to the U.S. View

Gil Kruger, a member of Hamline Church United Methodist in St. Paul, Minnesota, bakes a pizza in the congregation's new outdoor oven. Video image by United Methodist Communications.

Church Pizza Oven Feeds Community

Installing an outdoor oven allowed one church to “move the altar outside” and share the “Bread of Life” with their neighbors. View

Lay pastor Raphaël Aboua helps serve Holy Communion at Ebenezer Beago United Methodist Church. Photo by Isaac Broune, UMNS

World Communion Sunday: “Grace for the World”

“Servers often have tears in their eyes... to see the breadth of diversity within God’s kingdom.” United Methodist pastor explains what World Communion Day means to his congregation. View

A member of Coraopolis United Methodist Church delivers Thanksgiving meals to paramedics and members of the military who work on Thanksgiving day.

Thanksgiving for Military and First Responders

"People love to feed one another.” A United Methodist church family makes sure no one has to eat alone on the holiday. View

Slanted communion cups allowed Victorian era Methodists to avoid the appearance of drinking alcohol. Video image by United Methodist Communications.

Methodist History: Communion Cups

Have you seen an unusual communion cup set at your church? Learn secrets behind the slanted glassware that many Victorian era Methodists used. View

Wake Forest University football captain Brandon Chubb loads the truck for H.O.P.E. a feeding and mentoring program for children.

Football Stars Feed Hungry Kids

Wake Forest athletes make big plays to defeat hunger. “It’s feeding a soul, a child that needs someone to look up to or feels like there is no hope.” View

United Methodist church families rescuing, rebuilding after floods

The flood affected 9 out of 10 households in some communities. Church families are stepping in to pick up, muck out and help people live into their new realities. Read More

Members of First United Methodist Church of Topeka look at a permanent history wall on display inside the church. Video image courtesy of United Methodist Communications.

Church History Wall Unites Generations

Exhibit captures 160 years of church stories at a glance. “It’s more than just the building. It’s the people, important events, social issues and standing up for justice.” View

Members of the Steel Pan Ministry at Westchester United Methodist Church in New York perform during a worship service. Video image by United Methodist Communications.

Church drum ministry shares musical gifts

“The reason I come to this church is to pray, celebrate God, and play the drums.” Visit a congregation that is growing to the beat of a steel drum band. View

Methodist reformer Frances Willard is seen in portrait. Courtesy of United Methodist General Commission on Archives and History.

Methodist History: Early Voice for Women’s Rights

Learn more about the 19th century reformer who fought for voting rights and full representation in the Methodist Church. View

Church Hosts Harry Potter Fans at Halloween

Each October, a Massachusetts congregation transforms their space into Hogwarts, and invites the community to spend a magical day with them. View

PET recipient Oke Seun meets PET Mobility founders Mel West and Larry Hills. Photo courtesy of PET Mobility Missouri-Columbia.

Wheelchairs That Work Anywhere

United Methodists invented a PET project to help those unable to walk find freedom and jobs. “It’s what Christ would do if he were here.” View

A Freedom School volunteer reads with a young scholar at Summit on 16th United Methodist Church in Columbus, Ohio. Freedom Schools “build strong, literate, and empowered children.” Photo by Gwen Kisker, United Methodist Communications.

Freedom Schools Shape Students’ Lives

United Methodists staff and support Freedom Schools to empower young scholars to become tomorrow's leaders. View

Job seekers network at event held by Roswell United Methodist Church near Atlanta, Ga. Video image courtesy of United Methodist Communications.

United Methodist Church Welcomes Job Seekers

Meet church members who use their spiritual, and professional gifts, to support those looking for work. View

Children at West Nashville United Methodist Church receive new backpacks for school during a “blessing of the backpacks.” 2011 file photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications.

United Methodist Back-to-School Blessing

As families and students and teachers begin another school year, take time for prayer too. View

United Methodists in Côte d'Ivoire celebrate 100 years of Methodism with an original song called “The Buzz.” Video image courtesy of Cote d'Ivoire Annual Conference.

Côte d’Ivoire United Methodists Create Music Video

“There is nothing more beautiful than to be Methodist.” Church members sing and dance to an original song, written to celebrate 100 years in the faith. View

A man prepares to descend from a rock climbing wall inside Metzingen United Methodist Church in Germany.

Membership climbs at German church

Rock climbing gym in renovated building brings young people to church. View

Congregants receive communion at Urban Village United Methodist Church in Chicago, Illinois. Video image courtesy of United Methodist Communications.

Urban Village Does Church Differently

“The church is successful when it shows up in people’s lives.” See how a Chicago congregation is attracting young people and bucking trends. View

Statue of Methodist Bishop Francis Asbury stands on grounds of Drew University in New Jersey. Video image by United Methodist Communications.

Methodism’s American Saint: Bishop Francis Asbury

He died in 1816, and Asbury's efforts helped Methodism become the largest Protestant church body in America just 75 years after his death. View