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Several U.S. presidents had ties to   what is now The United Methodist Church.  Photo illustration by Kathleen Barry.

Many U.S. presidents have Methodist ties

Leaders from Lincoln to FDR to Obama turned to Wesley's followers for spiritual and social aid. Read More

Close up of an American flag; an image from FEMA Photo Library. Public domain. Courtesy of Bill Koplitz, Wikimedia Commons. Cropped by UMC.org.

Can we have an American flag in our sanctuary?

There is no denominational policy concerning the use of flags, including national flags, in the sanctuary. Read More

Where can I find resources on fundraising?

Need help finding fundraising resources? Read More

Should pastors have access to records of personal giving?

Learn the answer to this frequently asked question. Read More

Why is the Church getting involved in politics?

Question: Why is the Church getting involved in politics? Read More

Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University named the Rev. William Holmes its 2007 Distinguished Alumnus.

Pastor paid price for JFK sermon

Rev. William Holmes had to go into hiding after taking Dallas to task, post-assassination. Read More

Methodists salute Mandela

July 18 is Nelson Mandela's birthday. Deep spiritual roots, lifelong Methodist ties helped make South African icon a symbol for justice. Read More

Mandela’s Methodist ties

Throughout his life, Nelson Mandela has had many connections to Methodism. A graduate of a Methodist boarding school where many future African leaders were educated, the anti-apartheid champion was mentored by Methodist preachers and educators and formed a bond with a Methodist chaplain while in prison. As president of South... Read More

Faith coalition backs Obama gun plan

United Methodists join faith leaders representing more than 80 million Americans in urging immediate action to respond to crisis. Read More

45 United Methodists in diverse Congress

United Methodist numbers will drop slightly when the most religiously diverse Congress convenes in January. Read More

Methodist Bishops’ President Praises President Bush for Mideast Leadership

The president of The United Methodist Church's Council of Bishops today praised U.S. President George W. Bush for showing leadership within the United Nations to bring about a cease fire in the conflict between Israel and the Hezbollah militia in southern Lebanon and northern Israel Read More

Two United Methodist Presidents Invited to Address 2008 General Conference

The Commission on the General Conference is inviting two United Methodist presidents George W. Bush of the United States, and Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia to address the 2008 General Conference in Fort Worth, Texas. Read More

Council of Bishops Announces Ratification of Constitutional Amendments

The United Methodist Council of Bishops announced today that all eight amendments to the church's constitution passed by the 2004 General Conference have been ratified by the annual conferences.
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Judicial Council Hearing Set for October 27 in Houston

The Judicial Council of The United Methodist Church will hear oral arguments in three cases from its fall docket. Read More

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