The chief ecumenical organization of the Anglican, Old Catholic, Orthodox and Protestant denominations, which provides services and speaks to important issues. The United Methodist Church is a member of the National Council of the Churches of Christ and through its predecessor denominations has been a member from the beginning of the Council. United Methodists serve as voting members of the governing board, principal divisions, and committees of the Council. Through the Interdenominational Cooperation Fund, The United Methodist Church underwrites a share of the financial support for the Council. The offices of the National Council of Churches are in New York City.
Source: A Dictionary for United Methodists, Alan K. Waltz, Copyright 1991, Abingdon Press. Used by permission.