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Beliefs

Episcopalians and United Methodists share Communion at the U.S. National Cathedral. Photo Melissa Lauber, courtesy the Baltimore-Washington Conference.

Sacraments, Rites & Rituals

Some churches recognize 7 sacraments; United Methodists only 2. This series of articles explores each of these important acts in the life of a Christian. More

United Methodist History

A map of historic sites on the Wesley Pilgrimage.

Trace Wesleys' steps

View an interactive map to explore the historic sites on the Wesley Pilgrimage. Read More

Ask the UMC

Ask the UMC is a service of United Methodist Communications. Logo by Laurens Glass, United Methodist Communications

Got questions? We've got answers!

We have been keeping a list of intriguing questions about The United Methodist Church. Get the answers and send us your query. Ask the UMC. Read More

Around the global church

The Rev. Mustafa Isufi (left) speaks to participants of the first national convention of The United Methodist Church in Albania, meeting in Gjinar. Photo by Jean Nausner.

Albanian church holds national convention

The United Methodist Church in Albania holds national convention and first worship at the first United Methodist church in Durrës. Read More

United Methodist Men

Many United Methodist Men units in the United States struggle to reach younger men. The group’s National Gathering at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church in Indianapolis featured advice for how these groups can become fishers of millennials. Photo illustration by Lucas Allmann, Pexels

Becoming fishers of young men

United Methodist Men during their national gathering heard ideas on where to cast their nets to draw in millennial disciples. Read More

Our Spiritual Journey

We can pray anywhere, but some spots are special. Photo illustration by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications.

We can pray anywhere. Where’s your favorite place?

United Methodists share favorite places to talk with God—at home, in nature, while driving, and more—inspiring us to find our own special spot. Read More

Daily Devotional

A nature scene from Lake Junaluska taken in August 2013. A United Methodist Communications photo by Kay Panovec.

Today's prayers and resources

Spend some time in prayer today with these resources from The Upper Room. Read More

How We Serve

Bishop Rodolfo A. Juan (left) hands out crayons to children who fled with their families to escape fighting between government forces and Islamic State militants on the island of Mindanao in the Philippines. The families are staying at an evacuation center in Bito-Buadi, Marawi City, where United Methodists are helping those displaced. Photo by the Rev. Israel M Painit

Assisting those fleeing siege in Philippines

United Methodists are reaching out to civilians caught in battle with Islamic State militants in Marawi City, Philippines. Read More

Social Principle: Healthcare

Eye surgery is performed on a patient at Gwandum Clinc in Nigeria. The mobile clinic and rural health care program of The United Methodist Church in Nigeria are saving lives in remote areas that aren’t reached by government health programs. Photo by the Rev. Ande I. Emmanuel, UMNS.

Church in Nigeria leads in rural health care

Church health care programs reach rural areas that get no government health services. Read More