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Video offers reflection on the meaning of the sacrament of baptism, and offers ways we can find reminders of this special gift.

In The United Methodist Church, the communion table "is the Lord's table and all are welcome."

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Basics of Our Faith

 

As United Methodists, we have an obligation to bear a faithful Christian witness to Jesus Christ, the living reality at the center of the Church’s life and witness. To fulfill this obligation, we reflect critically on our biblical and theological inheritance, striving to express faithfully the witness we make in our own time.

 
The Rev. Noé Gonzales (left) offers Holy Communion to Nohemi Ramirez during worship  in El Paso, Texas. Photo by Mike DuBose, United Methodist Communications.

Our Christian Roots

United Methodists share basic affirmations in common with all Christian communities. Read More

Statue of John Wesley by Paul Raphael Montford, in Melbourne, Australia. Photo by Adam Carr, Wikimedia Commons.

Our Wesleyan Heritage

Do you know the tenets of Methodism? From prevenient grace to social holiness, read about the foundation of the United Methodist faith. Read More

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Theological Guidelines

Theology is thinking together about our faith and discipleship. It’s reflecting with others in the Christian community about the good news of God’s love in Christ. Read More

A nature scene from Lake Junaluska taken in August 2013. A United Methodist Communications photo by Kay Panovec.

Reflections on Our Faith

In these short videos, we offer conversation starters about some of the basic questions you might have on topics that range from theology to everyday life. Read More

Multi-volume edition of Wesley's Works. Photo illustration by Kathryn Price, United Methodist Communications.

United Methodist Foundational Documents

Several documents are considered "standards" of doctrine, forming the foundation of what United Methodists believe. Read More

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.

Sacraments, Rites and Rituals

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