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What is the creed of The United Methodist Church?

The original creed dates back to 1908. In 1972, it was completely redesigned and renamed the Social Principles. Read More

Artist's drawing shows sinners seeking repentance at an early Methodist camp meeting. Image in the public domain.

Methodist History: The Mourner’s Bench

Historians say a piece of plain, rustic furniture in early Methodist churches was actually a sacred place of transformation. View

The Rev. Esther Kachiko Furaha prays during worship at New Jerusalem United Methodist Church in Uvira, Democratic Republic of Congo, in 2015. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

Does the church believe we can ‘command’ God to perform acts?

The United Methodist Church believes in the power of prayer, but not in Read More

Why does The United Methodist Church ordain women?

Clergywomen have been part of Methodism since John Wesley licensed Sarah Crosby to preach in 1761. Read More

A multi-cultural world. Photo by Monisha.pushparaj, courtesy Wikimedia Commons.

Tips for teaching diversity appreciation to children

‘Tell them that they are beautiful and that other people – who may or may not look like them – are beautiful, too, because God says so.’ Read More

Did people go to heaven before Jesus?

The life of Jesus created a new understanding of heaven. Learn more here. Read More

What does it mean to be saved, to accept Jesus as your personal savior?

What does this mean from a United Methodist perspective? Read More

What does The United Methodist Church teach about the second coming?

Learn what The United Methodist Church teaches about the second coming. Read More

Where does the “Rapture” fit into United Methodist beliefs?

What is the official stance of the church on the end times? Read More

Does The United Methodist Church believe in universal salvation?

Learn more about The United Methodist Church belief in salvation. Read More

Does The United Methodist Church believe that babies are born in sin?

The ancient teaching of the church on this is called the doctrine of original sin. Read More

Multi-volume edition of Wesley's Works. Photo illustration by Kathryn Price, United Methodist Communications.

How are cremation and organ donation consistent with resurrection of the body?

The United Methodist Church accepts cremation and organ donation. Is this consistent with resurrection of the body? Read More

Why do we say creeds?

What is a creed in the United Methodist Church? Read More

An angel in the Recoleta Cemetery located in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The cemetery is located at the church of Our Lady of Pilar. Photo by Godot13, courtesy Wikimedia Commons.

Do United Methodists believe in saints?

What does the church say about saints? How do United Methodists honor the faithful who have died? Read More

What is the United Methodist view on suicide?

Learn more about the United Methodist stance on suicide. Read More