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A wide view of the General Assembly Hall at the United Nations as U.S. President Barack Obama addresses the general debate of the sixty-ninth session of the General Assembly. Photo by Mark Garten, United Nations

U.N. ‘has its hands full,’ says United Methodist observer

As the U.N. General Assembly starts a new session, United Methodists at Church Center for the United Nations look at the issues. Read More

Photo courtesy of the Rev. Bill Jenkins.

Officially closed, but open to new ministry

United Methodists in San Diego take new path by revamping historic church building for ecumenical worship, outreach. Read More

montage of John Wesley painting and bust by UMCOM with resources from GCAH

Rural Roots of United Methodism

Methodism's connectional system was born when circuit riders rode hundreds of miles to rural communities. Hear stories of those trailblazers through their letters home. View

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


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 United 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

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

United Methodist Foundational Documents

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

Statue of John Wesley by Paul Raphael Montford, in Melbourne, Australia. Photo by Adam Carr, Wikimedia Commons.

Our Wesleyan Heritage

Do you know the tenets of Methodism? From prevenient grace to social holiness, read about the foundation of the United Methodist faith. Read More

Bishop Elaine J.W. Stanovsky baptizes the daughter of two elders during the 2013 Rocky Mountain Annual Conference. File photo, United Methodist Communications.

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

Bishops Hope Morgan Ward (left), Hee-Soo Jung, and John Yambasu shout,

Who We Are

United Methodists comprise the second largest Protestant denomination in the United States. Our worldwide connection of more than 12.6 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

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