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Rethink Church releases new mobile app

United Methodist Communications invites you to not only Rethink Church, but to also Rethink Christmas. Read More

EcuFilm to Close

United Methodist Communications announced today that EcuFilm, which provides multimedia resources for small groups and churches, will close at the end of 2013. Read More

Find-A-Church Goes Global

Find-A-Church, the online directory of United Methodist churches, is going global. A mapping project is expanding Find-A-Church to include information on churches outside the U.S. for the first time. Read More

Statement on the death of Nelson Mandela

Bishop Rosemarie Wenner, president of the United Methodist Council of Bishops, made a statement on the death of Nelson Mandela. Read More

Historic UMC Giving Tuesday is Record-Breaking Day for Mission

Thanks to the generosity of United Methodists around the world, more than 880 projects and missionaries will receive a financial boost to help them meet their mission goals. Read More

Council of Bishops Takes Action Following Same-Gender Ceremony

Following the action of a retired bishop to conduct a same-gender ceremony in violation of church law, the United Methodist Council of Bishops took a series of actions to address the issue during their annual meeting this week in Lake Junaluska, N.C. Read More

Delegate Counts Per Annual Conference Released

The secretary of the General Conference, Rev. L. Fitzgerald Reist, released today a list of numbers of delegates by annual conferences. Read More

President’s Address: Lead Together as Servants of God

Delivering the President's address at the Council of Bishops today in Lake Junaluska, N.C., Bishop Rosemarie Wenner said that discipleship in the 21st century, as in Biblical times, means that we sometimes travel difficult or uncharted roads. Read More

Grants help prevent malaria in South Sudan

Thanks to two first-time grants, vulnerable people in malaria endemic South Sudan will get the training and medicine needed to prevent deaths from malaria. Read More

Church to Extend Healing Ministries with Native American and Other Indigenous People

The United Methodist Church is taking steps to extend to regional units and local congregations a ministry of repentance and reconciliation with Native American and other indigenous people as part of an effort to build a church of integrity and inclusiveness for all people and all of God's creation. Read More

Council of Bishops Meet at Lake Junaluska

United Methodist bishops from around the globe will gather in North Carolina at the Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center for the Council of Bishops meeting, November 10-15, 2013. Read More

Advent Resources Urge Simplifying Christmas

United Methodist Communications has created a variety of Advent resources to help churches welcome visitors who may not have a church home this Christmas season. Read More

GC2016 Worship/Music Director Named

The Rev. Laura Jaquith Bartlett of Eagle Creek, Ore. has been named worship and music director for the 2016 United Methodist General Conference by the Commission on the General Conference. Read More

UM Global AIDS Fund Aims at Saving Newborns from HIV

The United Methodist Global AIDS Fund (UMGAF) Committee announced they will initiate a one-year focus on preventing transmission of HIV/AIDS from mothers to babies during pregnancy, labor, delivery or breastfeeding as part of their new Just Save One initiative. Read More

Executive Committee Issues Statement on Same Gender Ceremony Planned by Bishop Talbert

Retired United Methodist Bishop Melvin G. Talbert has announced plans to conduct a same gender marriage ceremony on Saturday, October 26, 2013, in Birmingham, Alabama. The Executive Committee of the United Methodist Council of Bishops has issued a statement. Read More

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