Missional

Dr. Barbara Williams examines a patient during a volunteer medical clinic in the Natal indigenous community near Autazes, Brazil, while medical student Gabrielly Soares helps distract the child. The medical staff were part of a volunteer team from the Florida Conference of The United Methodist Church and the Methodist Church of Brazil. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Lent is a time when many of us take on new spiritual practices—like fasting or a special Bible or book study.

Our United Methodist heritage teaches that serving others can also be a means of grace, another way to grow closer to God.

This month, we highlight the mission work of The United Methodist Church, including the everyday ways we serve neighbors, coworkers, or someone we’ve just met.

March 14 is UMCOR Sunday, a special collection that supports the missional work of The United Methodist Church and allows us to meet needs around the world.

COVID-19 has required many United Methodist missions to rethink its ministries. At Butler United Methodist  Church, the pandemic created a new need, offering car repair to the community. Pictured: Steve Weicht (right) makes a weld as Charles Woods assists during Mechanics on a Mission workday. Photo credit: Jeff Jones, The Butler Bulletin.
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COVID-19 has slowed, not stopped, missions work

Though COVID-19 has slowed United Methodist missions around the world, the work has not stopped.

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Serving our neighbors and disrupting cycles of harm are ways United Methodists join in God’s work of renewing the world, bringing heaven to earth. File photo by United Methodist Communications.
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How We Serve

Missions: Making the world more heavenly

Serving our neighbors and disrupting cycles of harm are ways United Methodists join in God’s work of renewing the world, bringing heaven to earth.

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Lenten season

Engaging in God's work globally