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The People of The United Methodist Church

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Nurturing one another


The Rev. Jenny Phillips supports United Methodist missionaries across the globe as the Senior Technical Advisor for Environmental Sustainability at Global Ministries. Photo by Anthony Trueheart.

Technology and missions


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


3 ways to help

A first grade student interacts with her teacher and classmates by computer during the first day of the Sanctuaries of Learning program at Jones Memorial United Methodist Church at Crestmont Park in Houston. The program, started by the Texas Conference of The United Methodist Church, offers a safe space, internet access and other resources in area churches, allowing parents to return to work and their children to continue their education during the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Helping our kids through stressful times


Ask The UMC: Should The UMC be involved in politics?

In the first of a new video series about The United Methodist Church and politics, Ask The UMC answers the question, "Should The UMC be involved in politics?

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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.


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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 podcast: Politics and the church


Halloween and The UMC

Seawall cross and moon at Belin Memorial United Methodist Church, Murrells Inlet, S.C. Photo by Austin Bond Photography.

Ask The UMC: What is The United Methodist Church's view of Halloween?



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'


Following God's call

United Methodist Stacey Abrams, a former gubernatorial candidate in Georgia and former state representative, speaks to the congregation at Brown Chapel AME Church in Selma, Alabama, in March 2020. Photo credit: Butch Dill/AP

United Methodist's passion for voting began with preacher parents


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.

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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


Annual Conferences

A view of GNTV Media Ministry’s video control room during the Baltimore-Washington Conference annual gathering shows multiple computer screens, audio equipment and busy technicians. Photo courtesy of GNTV Media Ministry.​

Conference sessions go virtual, with mixed results


How we serve

A group of beneficiaries in the Goromonzi Circuit in Harare, Zimbabwe, celebrates after receiving food hampers provided through a United Methodist Committee on Relief Sheltering in Love grant. More than 7 million people in Zimbabwe are facing food insecurity in 2020, according to the World Food Program. Photo by Kudzai Chingwe, UM News.

Confronting pandemic-related food insecurity