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Festival of God's Creation - April 22

The Rev. David Valera leads a prayer at the climate vigil during the 2016 United Methodist General Conference in Portland, Ore. The climate vigil was an effort offer prayers and concern for the ways that climate change is impacting creation. Photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications.

United Methodists Care for Creation

United Methodists around the world are finding new ways to "Go Green" and care for the natural resources that are part of God's Creation. Read More

Helping a neighbor

Members of United Methodist International English Church worship with the congregation of   Mvululu United Methodist Church during a March missionary trip in Mvululu, Democratic Republic of Congo. All offerings from the service remain in Mvululu. Photo by Pierre T. Omadjela, UMNS.

City, rural churches build ‘friendship’ in Congo

Partnership allows church members to spread the good news while also helping struggling congregation with a new chapel and other needs. Read More

She 'leaves a legacy'

Mrs. Barbara Bush, wife of the 41st President, George H. W. Bush, and mother of the 43rd President, George W. Bush. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia Commons

UMC Bishops mourn former First Lady Barbara Bush

The Council of Bishops is mourning the death of former First Lady of the United States, Mrs. Barbara Bush, who passed away this week. Read More

Ask the UMC

Evangelical United Brethren Church Bishop Reuben H. Mueller (left) and Methodist Bishop Lloyd C. Wicke join hands on April 23, 1968, symbolizing the merger between the two denominations. 1968 file photo courtesy of the United Methodist Commission on Archives and History; cropped from original.

When was The United Methodist Church created?

The United Methodist Church was created on April 23, 1968, when The Evangelical United Brethren Church and The Methodist Church joined to form a new denomination. Read More

Celebrate our 50th Anniversary!

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of The United Methodist Church with #umc50. Artwork by Steven Adair, United Methodist Communications

United Methodists on Social Media

Use #UMC50 in your social media posts to celebrate our 50th Anniversary. Your post may end up on this celebration page! Read More

In the News

Tess Junger, a student at Monroe Elementary, Oklahoma City, participates in a demonstration of support for the teachers asking for better wages and conditions. Photo courtesy of Whiney White Junger.

United Methodists support students, protesting teachers

In Oklahoma and West Virginia, United Methodist churches offered spiritual food and support to educators in the midst of struggle. Read More

April is Organ Donation Month

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Organ Donation

"Because we believe in healthcare for all, we believe that transplantation and organ donation is a gift that we can give back." - The Rev. Susan Henry-Crowe View

Daily Devotional

Today’s prayers and resources

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

How We Serve

A demolished building barely stands in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria devastated the island. Puerto Rico was already reeling from Irma when Maria made landfall Sept. 20, 2017, as a Category 5 hurricane, bringing with it 175 mile-per-hour winds and 40 inches of rain. Photo by the Rev. Gustavo Vasquez, UMNS.

UMCOR allocates $46 million for disaster recovery

Continued response to last year’s major events includes new $16.8 million grant for Methodist Church of Puerto Rico. Read More