United Methodists connected Canva design by Crystal Caviness

The People of The United Methodist Church


Loving and serving God together

Learn more


Practicing embodiment helps us become more aware, remain present, feel whole, love ourselves better, and get to know our Creator better. Photo courtesy Whitney Simpson.

Connecting with your body: A spiritual practice


Earth Day is April 22

UMCOR's training officer gives a tour of the solar system at a farm in Kamina, Democratic Republic of Congo. Photo by Lorraine Charinda.

Let there be light and water and good soil too


New to The UMC

God Surprises Us


Celebrating our United Methodist connection

In this video, United Methodists across the world talk about why they choose to be members of The United Methodist Church.

Watch video.

Have questions? We have answers!

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

UMCGiving umc.org homepage image March 2021 Joel Muniz-UMCOR
Your Impact

YOU are the Difference

As followers of Christ, we are called to respond with extravagant grace.

Through our gifts to UMCOR, we are able to make a difference in the lives of communities and individuals whose lives have been upset by storms, wars, fires, displacement and climate change.

This offering allows us to keep the  promise that 100% of any gift to a specific UMCOR project will go toward that project, not administrative costs.

Visit UMC.org/SSGive to continue to partner with God in ministry.  

12.5M Members
136 Countries
$144 million donated
Updated 3/2021
United Methodist Now

United Methodist Now

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

Creation care

Spring flowers bloom in a farm field near Ashland City, Tenn., in 2020. Agencies of The United Methodist Church are committed to achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, a goal announced on Earth Day. File photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Agencies set greenhouse gas emissions goal


How we serve

Church volunteers have played a vital role in helping with the coordination of COVID-19 vaccinations. WellShare International, a Minneapolis-based nonprofit, has been helping to reduce health disparities by reaching underserved communities. Photo courtesy of WellShare International.

Volunteers help make vaccinations happen


Stay Well

Microscopic image of Coronavirus by Getty Images

Coronavirus inspiration, information & resources


Dismantling racism

The United Methodist Women's Racial Justice Charter has advocated for racial equality for more than 40 years. Pictured (l-r): Dionne P. Boissier, Sung-ok Lee, Emily Jones, at a 2018 event. Photo courtesy of United Methodist Women

Racial Justice: Information and Resources



Dr. Priscilla Pope-Levison, author of 'Models of Evangelism' was a guest on a 2021 episode of Get Your Spirit in Shape.

Evangelism: Sharing the Good News


Love our neighbors

Dan Molnar (left) of Muldraugh United Methodist Church assists a client with tax return preparation through the Internal Revenue Service's VITA program. Photo by Melissa Molnar.

Sharing God's love and tax assistance


Caring for God's world

Scenic photo of Epworth by the Sea, the Christian retreat center in St. Simons Island, Ga. Photo by Diane Degnan, United Methodist Communications.

Bible verses on Creation care: A discussion starter


Virtual worship

During the coronavirus pandemic, many United Methodist churches are holding online worship services, such as Glendale United Methodist Church in Nashville. Here, a young member of the Glendale UMC family watches. Photo courtesy of Glendale United Methodist Church

Where to worship online



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

'Why I give': United Methodists speak out


God's gift to the Earth: a photo prayer

All United Methodists are called to be good stewards of the planet. On Earth Day - and every day - we reflect on God's beautiful creation and the role we play in caring for it.



Local church ministry

Members of the worship team at CityWell United Methodist Church in Durham, N.C., prepare to record an online worship service in 2020. A new study of United Methodist churches finds racially diverse congregations are more likely to grow over time. File photo courtesy of CityWell United Methodist Church.

Racial diversity linked to church growth


God's creation

Image by shaunl for Getty Images courtesy of Canva Pro.

UM Agencies Commit to Net-Zero Emissions by 2050


Ways we serve

Juan Martinez shows off his renewed Mexican passport outside Kingwood United Methodist Church in northeast Houston. The church provided office space and volunteers as a team from the Mexican Consulate in Houston worked to issue and update official documents for Mexicans living in the Houston area and beyond. Photo by Sam Hodges, UM News.

Church partners with Mexican Consulate