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Bishop Bruce R. Ough serves the Dakotas and Minnesota Conferences of The United Methodist Church. Photo by Mike DuBose, United Methodist Communications.

Meet Bishop Bruce Ough


Worship @ home

As congregations cancel on-site worship and individuals choose to forego large gatherings to help slow the spread of coronavirus, you can still worship in your home via online worship services.

Where to worship online



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

The need for giving when church doors close


'Credo' Virtual Choir Anthem

A special musical event produced for United Methodist Heritage Day 2020. Learn more, check out resources.

United Methodist Now: Inspiration 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.

Robert Griggs (center)  prays with others outside Morris Brown African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C.  United Methodists joined AME members in prayers following the deadly shooting at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston. Photo by Lekisa Coleman-Smalls, UMNS
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Make a joyful noise

Ten-year-old Britney Sadete performs at Cranborne United Methodist Church in Harare, Zimbabwe, during The UMC’s Got Talent, an annual Zimbabwe Episcopal Area talent show, on July 28, 2019. Britney, who took first place in the under-12 category and second place overall, recently released her first album. Photo by Kudzai Chingwe, UM News.

Talented 10-year-old inspires others during pandemic


God, we call on you now

God of faith and science, we turn to you in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, because we trust you. Photo by Ric Rodrigues from Pexels

COVID-19 Prayer: God of all, we turn to You


Mission-minded Mask Makers

Healthcare workers at Swedish Hospital in Chicago have received masks from La Trinidad's United Methodist Church's sewing group. Photo by Valerie Mendoza.

Coronavirus can't thwart sewing group's mission



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Coronavirus inspiration, information & resources


People of God

The “People of God” campaign is meant to serve as a reminder of who we know we have been at our best -- the spirit-filled, resilient, missional, connected, faithful, diverse and deeply rooted people of God called The United Methodist Church.

Spirit-filled and more: People of God


Be Easter people all year

As people of the Resurrection, we know that God can bring renewal from the darkest of times. Photo by Chris M. Moore (CC0 license) via, edited by United Methodist Communications.

Every day to us is Easter: Experience resurrection all year long


Heritage Sunday: The Power of Through

The United Methodist Church observes Heritage Sunday on Aldersgate Day (May 24) or the Sunday preceding that date. During this year 2020, our denomination has experienced the health crises of a global pandemic, celebrating Easter at home due to closed church buildings and the postponement of General Conference. The Rev. Alfred Day III, General Secretary of the General Commission on Archives and History, shares a message of history and hope.




Custodian James Jimmerson disinfects pews to prevent any possible spread of the coronavirus at Belmont United Methodist Church in Nashville, Tenn. on Sunday, May 10, 2020, after online worship, which was recorded in the sanctuary. As churches consider returning to in-person worship, cleaning measures are one of many factors leaders will need to consider. “I believe my job, my part in this, is to make sure people are safe in here,” Jimmerson said. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Churches have much to consider before reopening


Loving our neighbors

Volunteer Alli Carter (left) and Alan Becker (center) of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church in Oklahoma City load fresh produce into a refrigerated trailer as part of the church’s food outreach program that helps provide free meals to those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo by Ed Doney, St. Luke’s United Methodist Church.

Tackling food insecurity caused by pandemic


Native peoples

A mural warns residents of the danger posed by the COVID-19 outbreak in the Navajo Nation near Shiprock, N.M. The United Methodist Church’s Four Corners Native American Ministry is helping support tribal members and front-line workers on the reservation. Photo by Andrew Hay, REUTERS.

United Methodist ministry aids Navajo Nation