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Psalm 121: A Prayer for Travelers

Whether you are taking a journey or starting out on a new path in life, consider "The Traveler's Psalm" and let it guide your way. View

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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

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

Susanna Wesley: Mother of Methodism

The mother of John and Charles Wesley was born in January. “The differences she made have lived on because of the sons that she raised.” 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

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

Jenny and Elise Bonsky received capes from Kids Capes of Courage and Northampton United Methodist in Ohio. Photo by Gwen Kisker.

Kids’ Capes of Courage

Sewing ministry shares the superpower of love with those in need. "It is The United Methodist Church wrapping themselves around these children." View

Comic books feature the adventures of Methodism's founding fathers, John Wesley and Francis Asbury. The books were published by Ron Kerr Associates, 1976. Image from video by United Methodist Communications.

Comic Books Animate United Methodist History

John Wesley and Francis Asbury join the ranks of action heroes like Batman and The Hulk in comic books designed to educate and entertain. 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

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

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

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

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

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

Choirs perform Christmas hymns at Barratt's Chapel's annual Christmas Carols concert in 2016.Image from video by Kisker Productions for United Methodist Communications.

Christmas Carols at United Methodist Landmark

Step back in time and enjoy traditional hymns at Barratt's Chapel. “Worshipers were singing those same carols here, same notes, same words, 200 years ago, and that’s special.” 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

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

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

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