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What We Believe

Bishop Elaine Stanovsky preaches during worship May 20 at the 2016 United Methodist General Conference in Portland, Ore. Photo by Mike DuBose, United Methodist News Service.

Stanovsky: ‘We will not leave divided’

Mountain Sky Area bishop calls on General Conference delegates to “get out of that tomb.” Read More

General Conference 2016

The Rev. Beth Ann Cook, Indiana Conference, introduces a petition from the Church and Society legislative committee regarding The United Methodist Church's association with the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice. The vote took place May 19 at the denomination's 2016 General Conference in Portland, Ore. Photo by Maile Bradfield, UMNS.

Church ends membership in reproductive health coalition

The United Methodist Church was one of the founders of Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice. Read More

United Methodist Landmarks

Ocean Grove, NJ once was dotted with 660 tents for Methodist camp meetings as part of the Holiness Movement of the late 19th century. Photo by Tracey James.

Seven sites every United Methodist should see

Know where "God's square mile" is? Learn about some historic and unusual United Methodist destinations across the globe. More

How We Serve

The Rev. Dr. Mande Muyombo pays tribute to the retiring bishops of the DR Congo during the 2016 General Conference in Portland, Oregon. Photo by Mike DuBose, United Methodist Communications.

United Methodists approve new geographical structure for Southeast Asia

The Provisional Central Conference, the first established in many decades, was needed in order to equip new mission-founded churches in the area. Read More

Daily Devotions

Candles burn in prayer room at General Conference 2016 in Portland, OR. Image courtesy of United Methodist Communications.

Today's prayers and resources

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

Reaching Out

Many connect with God's presence in places other than church.  Photo illustration by Debbie Fielding Wray.

Lessons for church from the ‘spiritual but not religious’

The “religiously unaffiliated” population continues to grow in the U.S. What can Christians learn from the statistics or do to change that trend? Read More

Who We Are

An image of the Wesleys'

Why the Wesleys, and others, came to be called Methodists

Early members of the movement had nicknames like Holy Club, Bible Moths, Sacramentarians, and Enthusiasts. Learn why one name stuck. More

Get Your spirit in shape

Spiritual director Whitney Simpson teaches how to find and create sacred space in your life. Photo by Cindy Caldwell, United Methodist Communications.

United Methodist Podcasts

Follow 'Get Your Spirit in Shape' for free, spiritual coaching every month. Find other audio offerings with United Methodist ties also. More

Church Beliefs

Raphaël Aboua (right) helps serve Holy Communion at Ebenezer Beago United Methodist Church in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire. Photo by Isaac Broune, United Methodist News Service.

The sacraments and rites United Methodists observe

Explore how United Methodists understand baptism, communion, rites and rituals other Christian churches view as sacraments. More