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A United Methodist Prayer: Turning to God in Days of Trouble

When struggling with tragedy in the news or in our personal lives, we turn to God for comfort, peace, hope, and strength. Watch and pray. View

 

Videos starring the people of The United Methodist Church


United Methodist Communications produces videos about United Methodists living their faith and making a difference in the world. These short features are easy to share or download. They can also be used in a wide variety of church settings, such as before or during worship, in Sunday school classes, or in small groups. 

If you have a story or suggestion, please contact Fran Walsh at 615-742-5458. 

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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

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 at Christmas and year-round. 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

A volunteer chats with immigrants resting on cots at The Inn, a temporary shelter run by United Methodist churches in Arizona to house migrants coming out of immigration detention centers. Video image courtesy of United Methodist Communications.

Making Room In the Inn at the Border

United Methodists in Arizona are providing rest and hope to weary travelers at the U.S. - Mexico border. View

United Methodists around the world celebrate Christmas

Christmas is a season of anticipation, giving and joy. Here's a look at how United Methodist churches around the world celebrate the birth of Our Lord. Read More

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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 deck of 54 playing cards features Methodist influencers from the history of the movement as drawn by Wesley Bros cartoonist Charlie Baber.

Wesley Bros Comics: Playing Cards

Fifty-two important figures who shaped the Methodist movement make up this clever deck of playing cards. 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

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

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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