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Aldersgate United Methodist Church started a youth soccer program in 2017 to teach children how playing soccer helps build faith. 


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Twice each month, our e-newsletter offers examples of Christian living, inspirational messages, and information on what it means to be a United Methodist.

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United Methodist campus ministries aim to support and encourage young adults in their faith. Hear one college student share how her college's Wesley Foundation built her confidence as she drew closer to God. Learn more.

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Your support on World Communion Sunday creates spaces for students to learn and serve.

This month, United Methodist congregations will join together to receive a Special Sunday offering that helps students around the world. Half of the dollars fund leadership development programs and scholarships for marginalized students. The other half funds scholarships and in-service training programs for racial-ethnic undergraduate students. 

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What is World Communion Sunday?


Hispanic Heritage Month

Resources curated by the Michigan Conference of The UMC that children and families can use to learn more about Hispanic and Latino Heritage.

Family resources: Hispanic Heritage Month


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Hearing loops assist those with hearing loss


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What does World Communion Sunday help us do?


Rethink Church

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Faith and your world-changing invitation


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Members of all ages at We Are One UMC transport water for water drop off to assist the elderly and homebound in Jackson, MS.

Response to the water crisis in Jackson, MS


Season of creation

Participants in a vigil for environmental justice at the 2016 United Methodist General Conference in Portland, Ore., hold signs highlighting the struggle for clean water around the world. The Vigil was sponsored by United Methodist Women. Photo by Paul Jeffrey, UM News.

What does the Church say and do about climate change?


Ask The UMC

With some congregations considering leaving The United Methodist Church or just wondering about its future, Ask The UMC offers a series of questions and answers to help clear up some common misperceptions or misinformation around disaffiliation. Graphic by Laurens Glass, United Methodist Communications.

Is The UMC Really...? (Part 5)


How we serve

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UMC's response to Ukraine crisis


The Recap | Episode 1

Gain a better understanding of what is going on in The United Methodist Church, find inspiration in stories of ministry and learn how our denomination is transforming the world.

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Denominational splintering | South African ministry for children with special needs | The UMC’s ongoing ministry in Ukraine | #BeUMC

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How we serve

The Revs. Rares Calugar (left) and Samuel Goia talk on a balcony at the United Methodist Hotel Hanul Fullton and community center in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. The church bought the hotel, which houses refugees from Ukraine in some of the rooms, while others are used to house charity nongovernmental organizations and some are rented to help fund ministries of the church. Calugar is superintendent of The United Methodist Church in Romania and Goia is pastor of Way of Faith United Methodist Church in Micesti.

Romanian hotel houses one-stop shop for ministry


Who we are

Bishops process into worship at the 2019 special session of the General Conference held in St. Louis. Amid increasing church disaffiliations, bishops are speaking out to address misinformation they say is being spread about The United Methodist Church’s future. File photo by Paul Jeffrey, UM News.

Bishops push back against recruitment tactics



Faith leaders from around the world join together during the closing prayer service for the World Council of Churches' 11th Assembly in Karlsruhe, Germany. From right are: The Rev. Heike Springhart of the Evangelical Church in Germany, Bishop Abraham Mar Paulos of the Mar Thoma Syrian Church of Malabar, Metropolitan Zacariah Mar Nicholovos of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church, United Methodist Bishops Sally Dyck and Mary Ann Swenson from the U.S., and the Rev. Hyuk Cho of the United Church of Canada. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

WCC General Assembly closes with call to ‘act for justice’