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Juneteenth: Understanding history to make a difference today

On June 19, Americans commemorate the date more than 150 years ago when government-sanctioned slavery ended. Today, however, true freedom is not widespread and inequity persists. As United Methodists, we take a vow to resist evil, injustice and oppression. It's time to live into our membership vows and commit to full freedom for all people. 


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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.

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Navigating Dementia: A Guide for Loved Ones

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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John Wesley's 319th Birthday

The Old Rectory in Epworth, England was built in 1709 following the "Great Fire" and was the home of John and Charles Wesley along with their parents and siblings. Photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications.

Where is John Wesley's birthplace?



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


What we believe

The Holy Spirit is made evident in our lives in a variety of ways. Photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications.

The Holy Spirit at work in your life


Ways we grow

GCORR Racial Justice Prayer & Action Challenge 2022

Racial Justice Prayer & Action Challenge


How we serve

GBGM Central Congo Health Clinic.  New mother Mrs. Rose and baby in the Nganza Health Center Maternity Ward, DRC. PHOTO: CENTRAL CONGO UMC HEALTH BOARD

Health center in central Congo is revived


Rethink Church

Ready to level up spiritual through a game?

Five video games to enrich your faith


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

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FAQ - The crisis in Ukraine


We are the church. Together. Let's #BeUMC.

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Higher education

The Rev. Julio Andre Vilanculos (center) stands with Bishop Joaquina Filipe Nhanala (right) and the Rev. Jamisse Taimo (left) during his inauguration as rector of the United Methodist University of Mozambique in Cambine, in 2018. Vilanculos graduated from Africa University in 2009 with a degree in theology and a masters in arts and religious studies. File photo by Francisco Cumbe.

Africa University graduates share their gifts


Immigration ministry

Migrants at a makeshift camp near the border crossing in Tijuana, Mexico, receive food and other relief supplies from the New Covenant Methodist Church and San Pablo Evangelical Church in Tijuana. Some 1,500 immigrants settled there, many of them hoping to file asylum claims with U.S. immigration authorities. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Mothers on border share stories of desperation, hope


Global Health

Dr. Eliot Chikati (left) and Dr. Tongai Chitsamatanga visit with Portia after a surgery for burn complications at Cure Children’s Hospital of Zimbabwe. Chitsamatanga, a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon, is one of two top surgeons from Zimbabwe who are United Methodists. Photo by Cure Zimbabwe, UM News.

United Methodists enrich health care in Africa