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The Recap | Episode 6

Welcome to The Recap: What United Methodists need to know!

Gain a better understanding of what is going on in The United Methodist Church, find inspiration in stories of ministry and learn how our denomination is transforming the world.

In this episode

We watch excerpts from Bishop Thomas Bickerton’s recent State of The UMC Address, titled Reclaim. Revive. Renew. Be sure to view the entirety of the Address.

We learn about existing and brand-new congregations that are growing and thriving across the U.S. Read more about these beloved communities:

We visit Pickett Chapel in Lebanon, Tennessee, which was built by slaves nearly 200 years ago. It’s now part of the National Register of Historic Places. Read about its rich history and promising future.

We highlight recent #BeUMC social media posts that show how God is at work in congregations and communities around the world. Want to be featured? Share your story!

The Recap is produced by United Methodist Communications. The contact is Joe Iovino.
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