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The People of The United Methodist Church

Living our Faith

Caring for and loving one another

Racial Justice Conversation

Our panel discussion on the theological roots of racism featured several theologians. Screenshot of video by United Methodist Communications.

Theological roots of racism & colonialism



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


We are disciples

The United Methodist Cross and Flame logo lies in pieces after Hurricane Laura tore through Wakefield United Methodist Church in Cameron, La. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Wildfire & hurricane disaster relief


United Methodists come to the table for World Communion Sunday

The first Sunday in October, United Methodists join Christians globally to celebrate World Communion Sunday.
The sacrament of communion symbolizes our unity, regardless of denomination.

All are invited to the table. Watch.

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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YOU are the Difference

United Methodists are connectional. The United Methodist Church's special giving structure ensures your generosity blesses as many people as possible in sustainable, strategic ways.

Because of you, we respond to crises; we invest - long term - in vulnerable communities; we advocate for justice and peace; we implement effective solutions for diseases and viruses; we equip the next generation to lead the Church. In all of this, we share the good news of Jesus Christ

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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


Imagining a new creation

John Wesley painted a picture of the world to come in his sermon titled "The New Creation," a world free of chaos, including  no stars or seas. Photo courtesy of Bessi for Pixabay.

The Social Principles: A vision of Heaven on Earth


UMW in action

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

Living the Racial Justice Charter



Offering plate featuring cross. Photo by Kathryn Price, United Methodist Communications.

The need for giving when church doors close


Stay well

COVID-19 image Photo by Zhang Shuang for Getty Images

Coronavirus inspiration, information & resources


Methodist Recipes: Flour Tortillas

United Methodist Bilha Alegria shares her recipe for this staple food in Mexico.

Hispanic Heritage Month is September 15 through October 15.

Find more recipes from Bilha and others at 

Our United Methodist Table



Beneficiaries in Mutum-Daya in the Wurkun Central District in Nigeria receive rice, beans, Maggi seasoning and salt as part of The United Methodist Church’s COVID-19 outreach. The Nigeria Episcopal Area received a Sheltering in Love grant from the UMCOR COVID-19 Response Fund. Photo by Richard Fidelis, UM News.

Sheltering in Love grant alleviates hunger


Korean UMC

A composite of historical photos from the Korean Methodist Church in Honolulu, Hawaii. Clockwise (from left), The Honolulu Korean Methodist Church, Korean Methodist Mission and the SS Gaelic. Photos courtesy of Christ United Methodist Church, Honolulu, HI. Composite by Kathleen Barry, UM News.

New statistics provide snapshot of Korean United Methodists


Church Music

The Rev. Carlton R. “Sam” Young is, at 94, still composing and arranging music. Editor of The Methodist Hymnal (1966) and The United Methodist Hymnal (1989), he’s out with a new collection of sheet music called “Today I Live: Hymns and Songs of Remembrance and Hope.” Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

At 94, he’s ‘Mr. Music of United Methodism’