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Youth of Centenary United Methodist Church in Los Angeles serve a meal during their annual "Turkey Lock-In." Photo courtesy of Jonathan Oyama, Centenary United Methodist Church.

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Is Advent just an early Christmas season?

It seems that the Advent season is being eclipsed by Christmas, a season that doesn’t actually begin until December 25. So, if Advent isn’t just about Christmas, what is it all about? Watch and learn about the history and true meaning of Advent, as well as ways this season can be a time for spiritual growth.


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A conversation about words we use and misuse

The UMC's General Commission on Religion and Race's Rev. Enger Muteteke shares how we can build community and a sense of belonging by better understanding the words we use and misuse. Learn more.

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Advent books

Whether you choose to leisurely read a book as part of your personal study or you join a Sunday School class or other small group, take time during the holy season to reflect on the true Christmas message when Love came down for all of us. Photo by Canva.

Take time to read and reflect on the true Christmas message


Family devotional

There are many ways to express thanksgiving. Scripture, prayer and questions will help get your family talking about an attitude of gratitude. Image by Sara Schork, United Methodist Communications.

Get Them Talking: Gratitude


Holiday recipe

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Flan Napolitano


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Native American Heritage Month

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UM Student Day, 11/27


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Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday is November 29, 2022

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Prayer in response to violence

O God, help us so that we are not desensitized to violence and stir something within us that empowers us into action. Photo by K. Mitch Hodge on Unsplash

God, show us how to do more: A prayer in response to violence


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

UMC's response to Ukraine crisis


The Recap | Episode 2

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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Soccer ministry teaches about life and faith | United Women in Faith’s new name, programs | Bibles and bikes support modern-day circuit riders | #BeUMC

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Meet our new bishops

For the first time since 2016, new bishops will be elected on Nov. 2-5 by U.S. delegates in five areas or jurisdictions – North Central, Northeastern, South Central, Southeastern and Western. Original photo by Paul Jeffrey; graphic by Laurens Glass, UM News.

Episcopal Elections 2022


How we serve

Bishop L. Jonathan Holston, episcopal leader of the United Methodist South Carolina Conference, speaks during the presentation of $800,029 donated by the conference to the Fairfield Children’s Home in Mutare, Zimbabwe. Photo courtesy of the Africa University Public Affairs Office.

Love of children brings $800,000 gift to Zimbabwe


Who we are

The Rev. Bryant Phelps speaks as part of a young clergy panel at “Space at the Table: Conversations of Hope for the UMC Future.” The Nov. 16 event was at Dallas’ Lovers Lane United Methodist Church. Photo by Sam Hodges, UM News.

Finding ‘God’s next’ for United Methodism