Beliefs & Practices

Ask The UMC: Beliefs and Practices of The United Methodist Church. Ask The UMC is a service of United Methodist Communications. Art by United Methodist Communications.

United Methodists affirm the faith shared by all Christians, with particular emphasis on God's grace and on Christian living, putting faith and love into action.

Explore how United Methodists understand deep questions of faith and Christian practice.

A wreath with three lit candles marks the third week of Advent. Photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications.
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What do the candles in our Advent wreath mean?

The candles mark the weeks of Advent during a time of anticipation.

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The crocus is viewed by some as a symbol of hope and new life after winter. Image courtesy of Pixabay.
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Death and Resurrection Series

A series of articles explaining United Methodist beliefs about death and resurrection.

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