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Faith and Futbol: United Methodists score big with kids


The faith we grow: Celebrating discipleship

As disciples of Jesus, we experience life-long growth in our own faith all while we share the good news of God’s love with others. Our United Methodist traditions of prayer, Bible study, fellowship, worship, Sacraments and serving others help us draw close to God and our community. 


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Twice each month, our e-newsletter offers examples of Christian living, inspirational messages, and information on what it means to be a United Methodist.

United Methodist Kyla Smith, a student at Memphis State University, is a guest on "Get Your Spirit in Shape."

UMC campus ministries: A place to belong

United Methodist campus ministries aim to support and encourage young adults in their faith. Hear one college student share how her college's Wesley Foundation built her confidence as she drew closer to God. Learn more.

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

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YOU make disciples

One way to accomplish our mission of making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world is through apportioned funds, which proportionally allocates the churchwide budget to conferences and local churches.

Because of the connectional giving structure, individuals, families and congregations work together through prayers, presence, gifts, service and witness to make disciples for Jesus Christ.

Giving for apportionment funds is received through local churches. Continue to partner with God in ministry to change the world.

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Hispanic Heritage Month

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Hispanic/Latino People of The UMC


Rethink Church

Contemplative practices like Examen connect us to Divine in the everyday

5 questions to declutter your mind and connect right now


How we serve

Bernie Sharkey, far right, mentors kids through an outreach at St. Mark's UMC in Murfreesboro, TN. Photo provided by Bernie Sharkey

The joy of mentoring


Ways we grow

Being part of a Covenant Discipleship group can link you as PFFs - Prayer Friends Forever, as this group of girls calls themselves. Photo courtesy of Melanie Gordon, Discipleship Ministries.

The method of United Methodism today: Covenant Discipleship


How we serve

A severe drought is causing widespread famine amongst nearly 18 million East Africans. UMCOR is actively supporting efforts to alleviate hunger.

UMCOR responds to drought in East Africa


Season of Creation

Participants in a vigil for environmental justice at the 2016 United Methodist General Conference in Portland, Ore., hold signs highlighting the struggle for clean water around the world. The Vigil was sponsored by United Methodist Women. Photo by Paul Jeffrey, UM News.

What does the Church say and do about climate change?


Ask The UMC

With some congregations considering leaving The United Methodist Church or just wondering about its future, Ask The UMC offers a series of questions and answers to help clear up some common misperceptions or misinformation around disaffiliation. Graphic by Laurens Glass, United Methodist Communications.

Is The United Methodist Church really... ? (Part 4)


Pray and respond

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UMCOR: Global & US disaster relief


How we serve

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UMC's response to Ukraine crisis


A United Methodist Prayer for Workers

Each September, the United States celebrates the contributions and achievements of workers on Labor Day. In this video reflection, we join together to lift up United Methodists across the connection and pray for those who work full-time, who serve as volunteers, or who seek employment.

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How we serve

The Revs. László Khaled (left) and Üllas Tankler (second from left) pray with the family of Robert, Renatta and their children in the small cabin they share at the United Methodist Dorcas church camp in Debrecen, Hungary, where they are staying after fleeing the war in Ukraine. The family is among many Roma who have found a place of welcome at the camp. Khaled is superintendent of The United Methodist Church in Hungary and Tankler is the European/Eurasian representative of the United Methodist Board of Global Ministries.

Hungarian camp houses Ukrainian Roma refugees


Global Health

A new outpatient department, funded by a United Methodist Board of Global Ministries grant, houses many departments and consultation rooms at Old Mutare Mission Hospital in Mutare, Zimbabwe. The facelift of the over 100-year-old institution includes a kitchen, a 120-panel solar system and a comfortable indoor waiting area for patients. Photo by Kudzai Chingwe, UM News.

Zimbabwe’s Old Mutare Mission Hospital gets a facelift



Faith leaders from around the world join together during the closing prayer service for the World Council of Churches' 11th Assembly in Karlsruhe, Germany. From right are: The Rev. Heike Springhart of the Evangelical Church in Germany, Bishop Abraham Mar Paulos of the Mar Thoma Syrian Church of Malabar, Metropolitan Zacariah Mar Nicholovos of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church, United Methodist Bishops Sally Dyck and Mary Ann Swenson from the U.S., and the Rev. Hyuk Cho of the United Church of Canada. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

WCC General Assembly closes with call to ‘act for justice’