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Leaders promote ‘peace for all’ in Jerusalem

United Methodist executives issue statement on the U.S. decision to move its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Read More

UMC On The Road

The United Methodist Church is traveling to 21 U.S. cities during Advent to deliver holiday cheer, free hot cocoa and support for local church mission and outreach initiatives.

True Meaning of Christmas Tour

The United Methodist Church is traveling to 21 U.S. cities during Advent to deliver holiday cheer, free hot cocoa, and support for local church mission and outreach initiatives. Read More

Disaster News

Thick smoke streams from several fires in southern California on NASA’s Terra satellite image from Dec. 5, 2017. Ojai, California, is 20 miles from Ventura.

Pastor shares experience of California fire

Fast-moving Southern California fires continue to spread. The best way to help at this time is to give to the UMCOR U.S. Disaster Response Advance #901670. Read More

Methodist Music

The published and unpublished verse of Charles Wesley teach us a great deal about our relationship with God. Image by Kathryn Price, United Methodist Communications.

Wesley hymn devotions for Advent and Christmas

Four devotions drawing on Charles Wesley's hymns help us reflect upon the miracle of Christmas. Read More

Lessons & Carols

Around Christmas time in Sweden, one of the biggest celebrations is St. Lucia’s Day celebrated by a girl dressing in a white dress with a red sash round her waist and a crown of candles on her head.

Santa teaches lesson in grace

It is an emotional and spiritual tightrope that many families walk between letting their children have a magical Christmas and making sure they know that Jesus is the reason for Christmas. Read More

Preparing for Christmas

Coloring can be a creative addition to your Advent devotions this Christmas. Photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications.

Coloring Advent: Creative devotions for Christmas

Read scripture and reflect on the season as you color. These sample pages and devotions offer a way to pause and ponder in the busyness of Christmas. Read More

Our 'Hidden Homeless'

The work by the Rev. Mary Downey, a United Methodist deacon and executive director of the Community Hope Center in Kissimmee, Florida, is the focus of the new film

Film features deacon's work

The work by the Rev. Mary Downey, a United Methodist deacon and executive director of Kissimmee's Community Hope Center, is the focus of the new film "The Florida Project." 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. 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 preparing for Christmas with these resources from The Upper Room. Read More