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Illustration: President's Day and United Methodist U.S. Presidents.  A UMNS photo by Kathleen Barry. 2/4/11.; A UMNS photo by Kathleen Barry.

Many U.S. presidents have Methodist ties

How did leaders from Lincoln to FDR to Obama turn to Wesley's followers for spiritual and social aid? Read More

Choir members from the United Methodist church in Kamina, Democratic Republic of the Congo sing during a cultural celebration.  Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Beliefs

The United Methodist Church is an 12.5-million-strong global church that opens hearts, opens minds and open doors through active engagement with our world.John Wesley and the early Methodists placed primary emphasis on Christian living, on putting faith and love into action. This emphasis on what Wesley referred to as ... Read More

Scholars say the new book,

Book presents Charles Wesley letters

Happy 306th birthday to John's brother, credited for writing 6,000 hymns. Scholars took 10 years to create collection of his correspondences. Read More

The Articles of Religion of the Methodist Church

When the Methodist movement in America became a church in 1784, John Wesley provided the American Methodists with a liturgy and a doctrinal statement, which contained twenty-four "Articles of Religion" or basic statements of belief. Read More

Confession of Faith of The Evangelical Brethren Church

The Articles of Religion of The Methodist Church and the Confessions of Faith of The Evangelical United Brethren Church form a foundation of doctrine for United Methodists. They, along with Wesley's Sermons on Several Occasions and Explanatory Notes Upon the New Testament, are "standards" of doctrine for United Methodists. Read More

United Methodist Foundational Documents

Several documents are considered "standards" of doctrine, forming the foundation of what United Methodists believe. Read More

Our Wesleyan Heritage

Wesley and the early Methodists were particularly concerned about inviting people to experience God’s grace and to grow in their knowledge and love of God through disciplined Christian living. Read More

Basics of Our Faith

United Methodists affirm the faith shared by all Christians, with particular emphasis on God's grace and on Christian living. Read More

Who We Are

Today, United Methodists comprise the second largest Protestant denomination in the United States. Our worldwide connection of approximately 12.5 million members allows us to take action locally, regionally, and globally. Read More

Methodists mark May 24 Aldersgate milestone

World Methodist Evangelism organizes events in London as "people called Methodist" remember the life-changing moment of John Wesley. Read More

Bishop Stokes, scholar and reconciler, dies

Stokes, 100, was a longtime professor at Candler and helped bring together previously segregated church in Mississippi. Read More

Global delegates mean multiple languages

A large team of interpreters helped non-English-speaking delegates maneuver through GC2012. Read More

12 lessons from 12 General Conferences

Rich Peck has seen a lot of history and worn a lot of hats in five decades attending General Conference. Read More

Young adults + social media = future UMC

More than 150 participate in May 14 tweetup to chat about GC2012 and where the church goes from here. Read More

United Methodist Bishop Rueben P. Job uses John Wesley’s three general rules to give Christians a blueprint for faithful living in his new book, Three Simple Rules: A Wesleyan Way of Living. The rules, do no harm; do good; and stay in love with God, provide “a message that can be clearly understood by persons of every age, every educational and economic level, every condition and circumstance of life,” Job says. A UMNS photo by Mike DuBose.; A UMNS photo by Mike DuBose

Book offers blueprint for Wesleyan way of living

Rueben P. Job gives Christians a blueprint for a faithful life in a new book, Three Simple Rules: A Wesleyan Way of Living. Read More