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worshiping in person

When returning to worship, be prepared for changes, including different seating arrangements. File photo by Charity Ponter.

Going back to church? What to expect


We are one in the Spirit

Joseph Ekow, 5, catches the final trickle of water after filling his bucket at a well behind John Kofi Asmah United Methodist Church in the West Point neighborhood in Monrovia, Liberia. Many families in this dense, urban area lack access to piped water. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News

'Water is Life,' the women sing


Worshiping online

As congregations cancel on-site worship and individuals choose to forego large gatherings to help slow the spread of coronavirus, you can still worship in your home via online worship services.

Where to worship online


Ask The UMC: Church & Politics?

Since the Church’s inception, Methodists have been actively involved in social and political matters in order to build a more peaceful and just world. Graphic by Laurens Glass, United Methodist Communications.What's the Church's relationship with politics? What should it be?

Where can I learn the official stances of The UMC? What if I disagree? 

How should I respond to issues as a person of faith?

How can I talk politics with others? 

Find the answers

Have questions? We have answers!

Find responses to frequently asked queries or Ask The UMC your question.

Young people sing during the Next Generation Forum in Monrovia, Liberia. The April 22 event focused on the future of young people in the church. Photo by E Julu Swen, UM News.
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Inspiration for Daily Living

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


Featured stories

Celebrating a milestone

United Methodist Communications celebrates 80 years of telling the story of The United Methodist Church throughout the world. Video screenshot.

United Methodist Communications turns 80


How we serve

The Rev. Heather Gates (center) leads a prayer for evening shift officers of the Galveston Police department during roll call in Galveston, Texas. Gates, a United Methodist deacon, has served as chaplain for the Galveston Police Department since 2018. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Pastor to the police


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Faith Talks is a podcast from United Methodist Women.

Faith Talks podcast: Politics and the church



Author and pastor the Rev. Mark Feldmeir equips us to have constructive conversations on challenging topics with our church, friends & family. Screenshot by United Methodist Communications.

Politics of Compassion



United Methodists share why they give to their local churches. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News

'Why I give': United Methodists speak out


Stay well

COVID-19 image Photo by Zhang Shuang for Getty Images

Coronavirus inspiration, information & resources


College bound?

Fall scenes taken on the campus of United Methodist affiliated Drew University located in Madison, New Jersey, features the S. W. Bowne Hall of Graduate Studies. Photo by Kathleen Barry, UMNS

United Methodist Schools Showcase


Clergy Appreciation Month

Sharon Lowe Hennis of Sedge Garden United Methodist Church displays a sign in appreciation of the church's pastor during a parade. Photo courtesy of Sedge Garden United Methodist Church.

Pastor Appreciation: Pandemic-proof ways to say 'Thank you'


Make a difference

Shared from Church of the Resurrection, these 30 days of kindness encourage United Methodists to show love to our neighbors.

Love your neighbor: 30 acts of kindness


Methodist Vintage Recipes: Peanut butter cookies

It's always a good time for cookies. Check out this simple peanut butter cookie recipe using pantry staples.

Find more recipes at 

Our United Methodist Table


Planting mustard seeds

Billie Jean Baker has an apartment now but for about three years had no home of her own and often slept outside Dallas’ Oaklawn United Methodist Church. She recently received a Harry Denman Evangelism Award for helping the church expand its ministry with the homeless. Photo by Sam Hodges, UM News.

Evangelism award winner slept outside church


Building leaders

Bishop Joaquina Filipe Nhanala helps lead a worship service sponsored by the United Methodist Commission on the Status and Role of Women during the 2016 United Methodist General Conference in Portland, Ore. Nhanala spoke about having to deal with sexism in the church during the commission’s virtual women’s leadership summit Oct. 8-10, 2020. File photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Forging stronger ties as women of faith


How we serve

United Methodist Ruseni Yeni and her 6-year-old great-grandson, Junior, depend on well-wishers to get by during the COVID-19 pandemic. They were among the recipients of food aid distributed by The United Methodist Church in the Harare East District of Zimbabwe. Photo by Kudzai Chingwe, UM News.

Confronting pandemic-related food insecurity