Cedar Crest Camp in Lyles, Tennessee, has been owned and operated by the Tennessee Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church since 1959. Photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications.

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Damon Neal, a member at Dallas Indian United Methodist Church, believes every stroke of his painting, "A Window to Heaven" was inspired by the Holy Spirit," which also led the artist to find healing for his grief. Photo courtesy of Dallas Indian United Methodist Church.

Healing through a Spirit-filled 'Window to Heaven'


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Healthcare chaplain Elizabeth Schulman, in her book, "Finding Sanctuary in the Midst of Alzheimers: A Spiritual Guide for Families Facing Dementia," offers steps for how caregivers, as well as members of a church community, can find and offer support for one another. Learn more.

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The mission of the United Methodist Church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. It begins in community and at the heart of it is the local church.

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Ways we grow

A growing number of United Methodists have found texting to be a way to both encourage and be encouraged, as well as develop their faith alongside others.  Canva design by Crystal Caviness, United Methodist Communications.

Connecting through texting


Ways we grow

There are many ways to get closer to God at camp. File photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications.

Church camp changed my life: United Methodists look back


How we serve

United Methodist Bishop Christian Alsted prays with Alexandre, who is living in the gymnasium at the Onokivtsi Secondary School near Uzhhorod, Ukraine, after fleeing his home due to the war with Russia. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Photo essay: United Methodists stand with Ukraine


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Image of a circuit rider, courtesy of the General Commission on Archives and History for The United Methodist Church, Drew University.

Why do United Methodist pastors change churches?


How we serve

United Methodists in Texas send $1.2 million in medical supplies to Ukraine. Photo courtesy of Texas Conference of The UMC

United Methodists send $1.2M in medical supplies to Ukraine



A series of brief videos outlines some of our church’s historical conflicts and reunions. Understanding our history helps us process the present.

Splits, Separations & Reconciliations


Lord, hear our prayers

Responding to Violence


Ask The UMC

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.

What is the UM position on abortion?


How we serve

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

FAQ - The crisis in Ukraine


Understanding our spiritual goal as United Methodists

What does it mean to be United Methodist?

Find out from Dr. Ashley Boggan Dreff, General Secretary of the General Commission on Archives & History, as she shares what United Methodists believe and how we are to live our faith in the world around us.

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Life skills

Willa Bonyongwe tends beans in her plot at the Agriculture Research Trust farm near Harare, Zimbabwe. The United Methodist ministry focuses on life skills, while encouraging, educating and empowering women to help their families survive. Photo by Chenayi Kumuterera, UM News.

Farming ministry helps women prepare for retirement


Immigration ministry

People wade or ride rafts made from inner tubes across the Suchiate River, which forms part of the border between Guatemala and Mexico, near Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico. The busy, informal crossing is used by migrants as well as by people hauling commercial cargo in both directions. A ride across on one of the inner tube rafts usually costs between 10 and 20 Guatemalan quetzals, roughly $1.25-$2.50 U.S. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Church leaders explore ways to help migrants in Mexico


Varied Views

A view of the U.S. Supreme Court. United Methodists have varied reactions after the Supreme Court on June 24 overturned Roe v. Wade, holding that there is no longer a federal constitutional right to an abortion. Photo courtesy of the Architect of the Capitol.

United Methodists react to end of Roe v. Wade