Ames Memorial United Methodist Church in Baltimore distributes food, toiletries and lunch to neighbors affected by protests and rioting. May 9, 2015.

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Volunteer Lisa Cox climbs the stairs carrying relief supplies at Marjorie Sexton’s home in Pippa Passes, Ky. Sexton had been without electricity since massive flooding caused power outages across the area. Cox is worship leader at Hindman (Ky.) United Methodist Church.

Kentucky churches care for neighbors hit by floods

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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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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.  

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John F. Marshall crafted memorial stained glass ornaments after Mayfield First United Methodist Church’s 102-year-old building was destroyed by a tornado that tore across Kentucky on December 10, 2021. Photo courtesy of Jennifer Walker.

Step away to a holy place

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Mission of social holiness

Lifeline Toledo, a United Methodist congregation in Ohio, welcomes all to a weekly community dinner.

The connecting work of United Methodists

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Children participate in a month-long, VBS-style program hosted by Centro Familiar Cristiano United Methodist Church near Detroit.

Summer outreach program builds community

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Ways we grow

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

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Offering support

A United Methodist pastor in Philadelphia, a crime victim herself, has found healing as she minsters to other crime victims in her role as a victim's advocate. Stock photo by Canva.

A mission to help crime victims

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United Methodist volunteers Darren Garrett (front) and Dale Krohn use chainsaws to clear downed trees at a home in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, following an August 2020 derecho. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Chainsaws: An unlikely ministry partner

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In the Social Principles, The United Methodist Church affirms the sanctity of the life of both the unborn child and the mother. Photo by Kathleen Barry, UM News.

Valuing Life Part 2: When care cannot be sustained — Abortion and adoption

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Responding to Violence

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FAQ - The crisis in Ukraine

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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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Volunteer Rose Calhoun (left) hugs flood survivor Rosemarie Peak, who was picking up relief supplies at United Methodist Mountain Mission in Jackson, Ky. At right is fellow volunteer Debbie Holcomb. The volunteers are members of Hampton (Ky.) United Methodist Church.

Volunteers share hugs and ‘God stories’ after flooding

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Social Issues

Members of the young adult group of First Korean United Methodist Church in Wheeling, Ill., gather together after a worship service on June 13. Photo by the Rev. Thomas Kim, UM News.

Laity leadership revitalizes church’s young adult ministry

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Meaningful outreach

The Rev. Susan Manyange preaches for the First Street Group, an informal church gathering in Chitungwiza, Zimbabwe, a community that is home to commercial sex workers and many struggling with alcoholism and substance abuse. Manyange is pastor of the nearby Seke East United Methodist Church. Photo by Eveline Chikwanah, UM News.

Church transforms troubled community

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