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Jack Layfield served as a chaplain on the Appalachian Trail for six months in 2019. His experiences can help all of us learn how to connect to God in nature. Photo by Mike DuBose.

Nature connects us to God


The mission we share: Celebrating our call

Following God’s call to transform the world might seem impossible, but it’s a reality for United Methodists. Together, our global connection provides and supports robust ministries that change and save lives every day. 


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Encouraging Men to Live Boldly

United Methodist Men chief executive Greg Arnold has a passion to help men overcome isolation and anxiety to live a bold life of faith. Learn more.

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YOU impact the world

Together, United Methodists do remarkable ministry around the world:

Caring for storm survivors; long-term investments in vulnerable communities; implementing effective solutions to diseases; and equipping the next generation to lead the church through educational opportunities.

Behind each ministry is a story of hope and restoration, fueled by your generosity. Read stories of how you are impacting the world.  

Continue to partner with God in ministry to change the world.

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Ways we grow

People across the ages have engaged in pilgrimages to reflect and deepen their faith through time with God. Image by Canva.

Pilgrimage: Journey to the renewal of the soul


How we serve

Serving our neighbors and disrupting cycles of harm are ways United Methodists join in God’s work of renewing the world, bringing heaven to earth. File photo by United Methodist Communications.

Missions: Making the world more heavenly


Following our call

Missionaries and Global Mission Fellows commissioned for service in Latin America. Costa Rica commissioning, 2022. Photo by: Daniel SP.

54 missionaries commissioned on 5 continents


Our History

Francis Asbury's Bible is part of the collection at Historic St. George's UMC in Philadelphia. Photo by Fran Coode Walsh.

New Asbury documents discovered


Family Devotional

Dear God, give me a heart to be a helper. Amen. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News; Canva image designed by Crystal Caviness, United Methodist Communications.

Get Them Talking: Helping others


Pawstoral Care

A Missouri couple takes it Newfoundland dogs to nursing homes as part of a canine ministry. Photo courtesy of Missouri Conference of The United Methodist Church.

The fluffy love of Christ


Ask The UMC

Midwife Marie Manga Dikoma uses a Pinard horn to listen to the heartbeat of Cecile Iatu's unborn baby at The United Methodist Church's Irambo Health Center in Bukavu, Democratic Republic of Congo. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Valuing Life Part 1: Before we are born — Maternal and neonatal health


Lord, hear our prayers

Responding to Violence


How we serve

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

FAQ - The crisis in Ukraine


A Child's Prayer for School

Isaiah 41:10 tells us to "Fear not, for I am with you.” Students facing first days from pre-school to college can take comfort in knowing that God is with us every moment. This United Methodist prayer reminds us that we can see God when we look for God's love in others.

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How we serve

Youth from First United Methodist Church in Dallas help repair a roof in 105-degree heat during their recent summer mission trip to San Antonio. Nick Janzen (left), construction manager for Blueprint Ministries, works with Vivian Winston and Wesley Stoker of the Dallas church. Photo by Anna Bundy-Hagler.

Churches overcome blistering summer heat


Social Issues

The Rev. Andrew C. Kjorlaug, an Arkansas Conference elder and U.S. Army chaplain, presents a resolution at the Arkansas Annual Conference that calls on the state’s congressional delegation to act on “Responsible Fire-Arm legislation.” In a year that has seen multiple mass shootings, Arkansas was among a number of United Methodist conferences urging elected leaders to do more to regulate guns. Screengrab courtesy of the Arkansas Conference via YouTube by UM News.

Conferences take action on gun violence


Who we are

United Methodist Bishop Gabriel Yemba Unda (right) leads the procession to the 100th anniversary celebration for Methodism in Congo. The celebration was held in Tunda, site of a former Methodist mission station and hospital. Photo by Philippe Kituka Lolonga, UM News.

Celebrating 100 years of mission in Eastern Congo