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Advent Reflection: Waiting on the Light

"Advent done well helps us center ourselves." Watch and share this meditation on how to prepare yourself for the birth of Jesus. 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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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.

Editor’s Choice: Top United Methodist Videos of 2016

Our cameras captured a variety of ways the people of The United Methodist Church are making disciples of Jesus Christ. View

United Methodist youth group members sign Christmas cards to be delivered to inmates in Pennsylvania. Photo courtesy of Marilyn Schneider.

Church Christmas Cards Show Care to Prisoners

Church members signed and delivered more than 8,000 greetings to remind inmates that God loves them. View

Image of Charles Wesley. Courtesy of United Methodist Commission on Archives and History.

Charles Wesley’s Gift of Music

Born in December 1707, John's younger brother made his own contribution as “the poet laureate and great writer of Methodism.” View

An Advent wreath with four lit candles represents the fourth week of Advent.  Photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications.

A Prayer for the Advent Season

"Let something wonderful begin in us." Video reflection offers inspiration and words to share during this Advent season. View

Church leaders attend the Safe Church Summit at Cathedral of the Rockies. Image by United Methodist Communications.

Keeping Churches Safe and Welcoming

What is your church's policy on guns in church? How do you keep children safe? A recent safe church summit started an important dialogue. View

The Rev. David Fison interprets the Christmas story through a 12-foot Tsimshian Indian-style totem pole he designed and carved from yellow cedar at his home in Anchorage, Alaska. A UMNS photo by Mike DuBose.

Christmas Totem Pole

A United Methodist pastor carved the Christmas story into a totem pole. A raven represents the angels, and Mary and Joseph journey to Nazareth in a dugout canoe. View

A shopper leaves with gifts from 61st Avenue United Methodist Church's Last Minute Toy Store. Video image courtesy of United Methodist Communications.

Last Minute Toy Store

A United Methodist church helps parents make their children's dreams come true on Christmas morning. 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 Idaho support families new to the U.S. View

Rev. Rebecca Rutter gives a tour of the 98 sq ft tiny house she built. Video image by United Methodist Communications.

Living Sermon: Pastor Builds Tiny House

United Methodist pastor and mom of three learned carpentry and crafted a 98-square-foot green, dream home. Take a tour. View

Volunteers at East Lake United Methodist Church in Palm Harbor, Florida make toys for kids in need. Video image by United Methodist Communications.

Santa’s Toymakers at Church

United Methodist volunteers have made 25,000 toys for kids in need. "It's not just what's going in the box, it's what's going on inside that building." 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

A scenic photo of sun rays shining through tree branches in Stewartstown, Pennsylvania.  Photo by Jim Starr.

Let Us Give Thanks: A Photo Prayer

'And in our gratitude, make us to be instruments of your peace.' Take a moment to lift up your thanks to God this season. View

Image portray Susanna Wesley, mother of the founders of Methodism. Courtesy of General Commission on Archives and History.

Susanna Wesley: Mother of Methodism

“Susanna Wesley is a major difference maker. And the differences she made have lived on because of the sons that she raised.” View

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

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

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

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

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

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

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