Beliefs & Practices

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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.

Members of Centenary UMC in Metuchen, New Jersey, celebrate diversity and the love of God through service and community. Photo courtesy of Centenary United Methodist Church.
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How may United Methodists observe Heritage Months?

Because most United Methodist congregations in the US are mono-ethnic, it's important for them to take care when observing history or heritage months of races and cultures different from theirs.

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Metaphors for resurrection are often found in nature. Image by zhugher, courtesy of Pixabay.
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What do we mean by resurrection?

United Methodists affirm the Christian belief in the resurrection of the dead. Resurrection is a form of new creation, not merely a resuscitation.

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