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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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An animated feature has john and Charles writing an Easter hymn. Illustration courtesy of United Methodist Communications.

Wesleys Take the Web: Hymn for Easter Day

In this episode, Charles Wesley kicks around an idea for an Easter hymn and John chimes in. 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

Founder says, ‘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

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

Get your spirit in shape with podcasts! Artwork courtesy of United Methodist Communications.

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

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

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

Screen grab from video courtesy of Buda United Methodist Church.

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