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Connecting through texting


Juneteenth: Understanding history to make a difference today

On June 19, Americans commemorate the date more than 150 years ago when government-sanctioned slavery ended. Today, however, true freedom is not widespread and inequity persists. As United Methodists, we take a vow to resist evil, injustice and oppression. It's time to live into our membership vows and commit to full freedom for all people. 


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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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Navigating Dementia: A Guide for Loved Ones

Healthcare chaplain Elizabeth Schulman, in her book, "Finding Sanctuary in the Midst of Alzheimers: A Spiritual Guide for Families Facing Dementia," offers steps for how caregivers, as well as members of a church community, can find and offer support for one another. Learn more.

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Social Media Day

Though he predated social media, John Wesley gave us a simple directive for how to interact on social media: do no harm, do good, communicate grace. Photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications.

Social media: Take a cue from John Wesley



A series of brief videos outlines some of our church’s historical conflicts and reunions. Understanding our history helps us process the present.

Splits, Separations & Reconciliations


How we serve

United Methodist Bishop Christian Alsted prays with Alexandre, who is living in the gymnasium at the Onokivtsi Secondary School near Uzhhorod, Ukraine, after fleeing his home due to the war with Russia. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Photo essay: United Methodists stand with Ukraine


Ask The UMC

Image of a circuit rider, courtesy of the General Commission on Archives and History for The United Methodist Church, Drew University.

Why do United Methodist pastors change churches?


How we serve

GBGM Central Congo Health Clinic.  New mother Mrs. Rose and baby in the Nganza Health Center Maternity Ward, DRC. PHOTO: CENTRAL CONGO UMC HEALTH BOARD

Health center in central Congo is revived


Rethink Church

Ready to level up spiritual through a game?

Five video games to enrich your faith


Lord, hear our prayers

Responding to Violence


Ask The UMC

In the Social Principles, The United Methodist Church affirms the sanctity of the life of both the unborn child and the mother. Photo by Kathleen Barry, UM News.

What is the UM position on abortion?


How we serve

A map of Ukraine, courtesy of the General Board of Global Ministries

FAQ - The crisis in Ukraine


We are the church. Together. Let's #BeUMC.

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Higher education

The Rev. Julio Andre Vilanculos (center) stands with Bishop Joaquina Filipe Nhanala (right) and the Rev. Jamisse Taimo (left) during his inauguration as rector of the United Methodist University of Mozambique in Cambine, in 2018. Vilanculos graduated from Africa University in 2009 with a degree in theology and a masters in arts and religious studies. File photo by Francisco Cumbe.

Africa University graduates share their gifts


Immigration ministry

People wade or ride rafts made from inner tubes across the Suchiate River, which forms part of the border between Guatemala and Mexico, near Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico. The busy, informal crossing is used by migrants as well as by people hauling commercial cargo in both directions. A ride across on one of the inner tube rafts usually costs between 10 and 20 Guatemalan quetzals, roughly $1.25-$2.50 U.S. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Church leaders explore ways to help migrants in Mexico


Varied Views

A view of the U.S. Supreme Court. United Methodists have varied reactions after the Supreme Court on June 24 overturned Roe v. Wade, holding that there is no longer a federal constitutional right to an abortion. Photo courtesy of the Architect of the Capitol.

United Methodists react to end of Roe v. Wade