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All baptized persons are members of their local church, the denomination, and the church universal. Photo by Mary Catherine Phillips, Alabama-West Florida Annual Conference.

Renewing waters: How United Methodists understand baptism

In baptism, we reject sin and begin our journey as disciples of Jesus Christ. Learn more of what United Methodists teach about the sacrament. Read More

Cameroon Mission Initiative

The Rev. Ignace Mengada, pastor of Zion United Methodist Church, Obala, Cameroon, speaks at a Peace with Justice seminar. Photo by Neil Christie, United Methodist Board of Church and Society

Careless words make lifelong impact

Insulted by her parents, Marthe sought acceptance in prostitution but found refuge in church. Read More

Future Leaders

John Barclay III credits his Young Clergy Initiative-funded internship at Brunswick United Methodist Church, in Crystal, Minn., with confirming his call to pastoral ministry. He cites the chance to preach as particularly important. Photo by Sydnee Bicket for The Eli Project.

GC2016: Young Clergy Initiative up for renewal

Grant-based program to bolster young clergy ranks has produced success stories, matching funding, officials say. Read More

Church history

Video image shows building at Strawbridge Shrine historic site in Maryland. Courtesy of United Methodist Communications.

Farmers Who Sowed Methodism in America

Get back to your United Methodist roots. Visit the Maryland farm where a circuit rider and his wife planted the faith among friends and neighbors. View

Global Resources

Crowds wave palm branches and signs written in French in Port-Bouëtt on Palm Sunday. United Methodist Communications recently launched a French language version of its web portal. Photo by Isaac Broune, United Methodist Communications.

Parlez-vous français? Church launches French web portal

Website to serve United Methodists in Europe’s France and Switzerland, and Africa’s Côte d'Ivoire and Democratic Republic of Congo. Read More

Imagine No Malaria

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Song celebrates United Methodists united against malaria

United Methodist Communications will celebrate the incredible impact of Imagine No Malaria with a special presentation at General Conference 2016. Preview song now. Read More

Who We Are

Image from video documentary, “Making the World Their Parish: The Story of Korean United Methodists.” Produced by United Methodist Communications.

History of Korean United Methodists

Documentary traces the path of Korean Methodists, from their immigration to Hawaii to the mainland of America, through rare footage and photos. Read More

Daily Devotions

A star magnolia blooms on the campus of Drew University in Madison, New Jersey. Photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications.

Today's prayers and resources

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

Community Resources

United Methodist women help ready a new thrift store for opening for the Elk Garden School Community Ministry program. Photo by Annette Spence, courtesy of the Holston Conference.

100-year-old school becomes ministry dream center

New ministry center in southwest Virginia provides a myriad of services to the surrounding communities. Read More