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How are bishops chosen in The United Methodist Church?

United Methodist bishops are ordained elders elected and consecrated for a ministry of servant leadership and supervision. Read More


Jose Antonio Marchas Novela recounts the threats of violence that caused him to flee Mexico with his wife, Irlanda Lizbeth Jimenez Rodriguez, and their 1-year-old son, Jose Antonio. The family took shelter at the Christ United Methodist Ministry Center in San Diego while seeking asylum. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

How UMNS covers displaced people

United Methodist News Service reports on how the church is responding to one of the greatest humanitarian crises of our time: the movement of displaced peoples around the globe. Read More

In the News

Reconciliation by Vasconcellos. Photo by Martinvl, courtesy Wikimedia Commons

Finding healing and peace in a polarized political climate

United Methodists may feel divided on issues inside and outside the church. An expert in conflict transformation offers tips to help us reconnect. Read More

Always remember

A cross pin reflects Cmdr. Laura Bender’s service to the military. Photo by Jay Malin, UMNS

Ministry to Those Who Serve

Find stories, resources and videos about how The United Methodist Church supports military families and all veterans. Read More

United Methodist Beliefs

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Organ Donation

The church celebrates Organ Tissue and Donor Sunday each November. This short video talks about the "gift of love and hope" you may not have considered. View

New Podcast

United Methodism is not big in Norway, but it is deeply loved. Photo by Fran Walsh, United Methodist Communications.

Being United Methodist in Norway

In this conversation, Karl Anders Ellingsen chats about his love for the people and congregations whose stories he shares as a writer and editor. Listen


Commission on a Way Forward members seek to benefit the entire church. Photo by Maidstone Mulenga, United Methodist Council of Bishops.

5 things you need to know about GC2019

As United Methodist General Conference 2019 approaches, this overview offers members details about efforts helping shape the future of the denomination. Read More

National Adoption Month

Hands hold paper dolls. Photo illustration courtesy of United Methodist Communications.

Positive adoption language celebrates families

November is Adoption Awareness Month. A pastor who's also an adoptive parent shares which words work and which hurt when talking about the topic. Read More

Daily Devotional

Sunrise behind the cross at Belin Memorial United Methodist Church in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina by Austin Bond Photography.

Today’s prayers and resources

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