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As part of a video series, the Rev. Junius Dotson discusses his concept of salvation.

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

 
Ushers prepare for the offertory during a Sunday morning service at Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church in Washington D.C. Video image by United Methodist Communications.

Methodist History: Church of Presidents

A United Methodist landmark in Washington, D.C. was built with donations from leaders like Lincoln along with church members across the U.S. View

Volunteers pack a suitcase for a foster child for Love on Wheels. Video image by United Methodist Communications.

Church Packs Love for Foster Children

“Foster children are often reduced to carrying things in trash bags. They’re told non-verbally that they too are trash. We want to turn that around.” View

Children take communion in a United Methodist church. Courtesy United Methodist Communications.

Celebrating What Makes Us United Methodist

What makes you glad to belong to this church? Hear members talk about responding to God's call and being part of a global faith community. View

Participant takes aim Bows with your Beau event at Northampton United Methodist Church in Ohio. Video image by Clay Kisker, courtesy of United Methodist Communications.

Cupid’s Arrows Fly at Church Valentine’s Event

Unique date nights with archery lessons get couples out of their routines and into some friendly competition. View

Image of the Rev. Charles Albert Tindley. Courtesy of Tindley Temple United Methodist Church, Philadelphia, PA.

Tindley Temple: A Highlight of Methodist History

Learn about a church named for a Methodist preacher who drew huge crowds in the '20s and was a founding father of Gospel music. View

The Rev. James Lawson (left) joins Martin Luther King and Ralph Jackson at a March 1968 press conference. Photo used with permission from the SCLC of California.

James Lawson: Reflections on Life, Nonviolence, Civil Rights, MLK

The United Methodist pastor's parents told him “there’s a better way” than violence to resolve conflict. Those words would shape James Lawson’s life, leadership and ministry. View

An animated feature has John Wesley in a pool to talk about baptism. Illustration courtesy of United Methodist Communications.

Wesleys Take the Web: Baptism

In a splashy new animated feature, John and Charles dip their toes into the deep waters of baptism. View

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Get Your Spirit in Shape podcast

United Methodist podcast offers tools, tips and thoughts to help us live our faith more fully. Listen to individual episodes or subscribe. More

The Rev. Jessica Moffatt speaks from the pulpit of First United Methodist Church of Tulsa, where she is lead pastor. Video image courtesy of Grant Ferguson, First United Methodist Church of Tulsa.

Susanna Wesley: Inspiring Female Preachers Today

A modern pastor portrays the influential woman who shaped the church in so many ways. “She had a sense that she was raising children to impact the world.” View

The Rev. Gilbert Caldwell poses with his wife Grace, and sons Dale and Paul in front of Bryantville United Methodist Church.

Gilbert Caldwell: Voice for Justice and Human Rights

The retired United Methodist pastor reflects on how his relationship with MLK and involvement in the civil rights movement shaped his life and ministry. View

Skate Church at First United Methodist Tulsa draws teens for weekly Bible study and recreation.

Skate Church Welcomes Teens

An historic church found new energy when it added skate ramps and invited skateboarders to meet there. Now Bible study is mixed with kick flips and ollies. View

At Red Rivers Coffee Roasters in Oklahoma, former inmates find employment, income and stability. Video image by United Methodist Communications.

Coffee Brews Fresh Start After Prison

A United Methodist ministry is helping former inmates find jobs. At Red River Roasters, coffee is changing lives one cup at a time. View

A volunteer looks at a map of the U.S. with a migrant mother at The Inn, a temporary shelter run by United Methodist churches in Arizona for families coming out of immigration detention centers. Video image, courtesy United Methodist Communications.

United Methodist Inn Welcomes Migrants

United Methodists "make room in the inn" at the border for weary travelers year-round. View

Stained glass window features Shelly Gale, an early deaconess at Mother African Zoar United Methodist Church. Photo by John Coleman.

Methodist History: Mother African Zoar’s Legacy

Pennsylvania congregation has cared for its community for over 220 years, and passed on their spirit. 'We birthed five other churches.” View

John Strawbridge rings a replica Cokesbury bell on the altar of Lovely Lane United Methodist Church in Baltimore, MD. Video image courtesy of United Methodist Communications.

Methodist History: Cokesbury Bells

Some churches have a special keepsake, minted to mark 200 years of Methodism. Learn the story behind the original bell and where you can see it now. View

Daryl Junes-Joe from the Navajo Nation visits Norway with a group from the United Methodist Church advocating for the rights of indigenous peoples.

Navajo Advocate and United Methodist Woman

Daryl Junes-Joe has seen the world far from her home reservation and now serves the church in a new role. “God opened another door. I’ve become a voice.” View

A demonstrator in Ferguson, Missouri holds a poster about forgiveness after the shooting of Michael Brown led to days of racial unrest in 2014. Image by Loavesofbread, shared via Wikimedia Commons.

United Methodist Beliefs: Forgiveness

United Methodists don't have to look far to find what the Bible says about forgiveness. Pastor Don Underwood says it's spelled out in The Lord's Prayer. View

Get Your Spirit in Shape podcast by helps us keep our souls as healthy as our bodies. Logo by United Methodist Communications.

2018 United Methodist Podcasts

Revisit favorite conversations with leaders in The United Methodist Church, to help us keep our souls as healthy as our bodies. More

John and Charles Wesley prepare to burn notes on Watch Night, illustration from the Wesleys Take the Web series by Jonathan Richter and Charlie Baber.

Wesleys Take the Web: Watch Night

Out with the old and in with a new commitment to God. John and Charles observe Watch Night on New Year's Eve in this new animated episode. View

John and Charles Wesley are featured in an illustration by Charlie Baber for the video series Wesleys Take the Web. Produced by United Methodist Communications.

2018 United Methodist Videos

Like to binge watch videos? Try a few of ours. See inspiring acts from church members and stories about our Wesleyan tradition. View

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The Christmas story as told by children

Children from Buda United Methodist Church present a touching version of Jesus’ birth complete with angels, a slightly grumpy donkey and a very tiny king. View

An artist's depiction of Francis Asbury's ordination at the Christmas Conference of 1784 at Lovely Lane Chapel in Maryland.

Methodist History: The Christmas Conference

“Every Methodist preacher in America left their homes and their parish on Christmas Eve. For them the important place to be was in the church forming this denomination." View

United Methodist youth group members sign Christmas cards to be delivered to inmates in Pennsylvania. Photo courtesy of Marilyn Schneider.

Church Christmas Cards Show Care to Prisoners

Church members signed and delivered more than 8,000 greetings to remind inmates that God loves them. View

Choirs perform Christmas hymns at Barratt's Chapel's annual Christmas Carols concert in 2016.Image from video by Kisker Productions for United Methodist Communications.

Christmas Carols at United Methodist Landmark

Step back in time and enjoy traditional hymns at Barratt's Chapel. “Worshipers were singing those same carols here, same notes, same words, 200 years ago, and that’s special.” View

Advent Meditation: O Come, O Come Emmanuel

The human condition can, at times, be one of struggle, yet through faith, the spirit rises above even tragedy, and hope and love prevail. View

Advent Reflection: Waiting on the Light

"Advent done well helps us center ourselves." Watch and share this meditation on how to prepare yourself for the birth of Jesus. View

Cartoonist and pastor The Rev. Charlie Baber demonstrates how he draws his Wesley Bros comic strip. Video image courtesy of United Methodist Communications.

Wesley Bros Comics: The Look

Cartoonist and pastor Charlie Baber reveals what famous musician inspired Charles’ look in the Wesley Bros comics. View

Author and pastor Adam Hamilton shares about Joseph, the earthly father of Jesus. Photo courtesy the Rev. Adam Hamilton.

Christmas through Joseph's Eyes with Adam Hamilton

United Methodist pastor and best-selling author of “Faithful,” shares lessons about character, faith, and fatherhood from Joseph, the earthly father of Jesus. Listen

John and Charles Wesley are featured in an illustration by Charlie Baber for the video series Wesleys Take the Web. Produced by United Methodist Communications.

The Wesleys Take the Web

What if John and Charles Wesley were alive today, and using social media and smartphones to tell the story of the people of The United Methodist Church? More

Image portray Susanna Wesley, mother of the founders of Methodism. Courtesy of General Commission on Archives and History.

Susanna Wesley: Mother of Methodism

John and Charles Wesley's mom was a strong woman of faith. “The differences she made have lived on because of the sons that she raised.” View

AIDS ribbon is seen on solid black background. Courtesy of pexels.com.

Prayer for People Living with HIV/AIDS

A reflection reminds us all to fight the stigma and stand with those who have HIV. “Together with love, we can end this epidemic.” View

Members of the Heimermann Children's Choir perform at Pennington United Methodist Church.

How Choir Music Shapes Faith

Young people are finding their voices and their role as worship leaders through singing in the choir. View

UMTV: Border Separates Families at Christmas

For those divided by the border fence between San Diego and Tijuana, the wall is a reminder of Mary and Joseph's experience of rejection. View

The Rev. Don Underwood of Christ United Methodist speaks from the steps of a home under construction on church property. Photo courtesy of Christ United Methodist Church, Plano, TX.

Church Builds House on the Corner

United Methodists in Plano, Texas are taking it to the streets by building homes, and disciples, in their church parking lot! View

A scenic photo of sun rays shining through tree branches in Stewartstown, Pennsylvania.  Photo by Jim Starr.

Let Us Give Thanks: A Photo Prayer

'And in our gratitude, make us to be instruments of your peace.' Take a moment to lift up your thanks to God this season. View

A member of Coraopolis United Methodist Church delivers Thanksgiving meals to paramedics and members of the military who work on Thanksgiving day.

Thanksgiving for Military and First Responders

"People love to feed one another.” A United Methodist church family makes sure no one has to eat alone on the holiday. View

Youth Share Thanksgiving Meals

"I was taught at this church that everybody is family." Young people prepare turkey dinners with a side of caring for elderly neighbors. View

The Wesley brothers talk money in a new animated episode. Courtesy of United Methodist Communications.

Wesleys Take the Web: Money

John and Charles Wesley are talking money: How to earn it, how to spend it, and how to "do all the good you can" with your dollars. View

Stained glass windows inside the meditation chapel on an upper floor of the Boston University School of Theology reflect various saints and theologians. Photo by Kathleen Barry, UMNS.

United Methodist Beliefs: Saints

A pastor shares his understanding of the Wesleyan tradition about the subject. "I’ve known saints." View

Florence Nightingale is depicted in stained glass windows at the United Methodist Upper Room.

United Methodist Meditation for All Saints Day

We recall with thanksgiving those who walked in faith. "May we learn from their examples of dedication, worship, and love." View

Retired Army chaplain, the Rev. Bill Libby teaches a Sunday school class for fellow veterans at St. Paul United Methodist Church. Video image by United Methodist Communications.

Sunday School Class Supports Veterans

Church celebrates the unique gifts of those who've served. “You want to touch hearts and minds for the Gospel of Jesus Christ? Find some veterans.” View

A child tries on a Spiderman outfit at the Nashville Costumes for Kiddos Project shop. Video image by United Methodist Communications.

Church Recycles Halloween Costumes

A United Methodist church member created the Costumes for Kiddos shop for those in homeless shelters and after-school programs. View

Church Hosts Harry Potter Fans at Halloween

Each October, a Massachusetts congregation transforms their space into Hogwarts, and invites the community to spend a magical day with them. View

Maritza Velazquez-Cota offers food and comfort to families in an immigration shelter at the U.S.-Mexico Border.

Maritza’s Ministry: Sharing God’s Love at Mexican Border

In a time when families are facing hard times at the U.S. border, a United Methodist immigrant brings “hugs from God.” View

Slanted communion cups allowed Victorian era Methodists to avoid the appearance of drinking alcohol. Video image by United Methodist Communications.

Methodist History: Communion Cups

Have you seen an unusual communion cup set at your church? Learn secrets behind the slanted glassware that many Victorian era Methodists used. View

Lay pastor Raphaël Aboua helps serve Holy Communion at Ebenezer Beago United Methodist Church. Photo by Isaac Broune, UMNS

Methodist History: Why Isn’t Communion Every Sunday?

You may know that in The United Methodist Church communion is offered to all, but here's why schedules for the sacrament vary among churches. View

The Rev. Noé Gonzales (left) offers Holy Communion to Kaylee Naomi Avita Guerrero. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Communion: The Meal that Makes Us One

“Take communion as often as you can. It is food for the journey.” Watch and download a meditation about the sacrament, and reflect on how it nourishes your own faith. View

Pacific Islanders in DC for a leadership conference sing on Sunday morning at Foundry United Methodist Church.

Pacific Islanders Spread Love Through Music

United Methodist young people with roots in Tonga, Samoa and Fiji came together for a unique worship experience in D.C. View

Eric McDonald is active in his church and in Matthew's Ministry, a special needs program  at The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Kansas.

Church Embraces Families with Special Needs

From Sunday school, to Bible study, to bell choir, there’s a place and a role for everyone at The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection. View

Rev. Anthony D. Tapucar imparts a blessing on members of Amazing Grace United Methodist Church

Philippines church name inspired by Amazing Grace

A vibrant worship community in the Philippines finds their foundation in a favorite hymn. View