Our UMC People

Parishioners of predominantly white Foundry United Methodist Church and predominantly black Asbury United Methodist Church in Washington greet each other during a 'service of confession and repentance.' A UMNS photo © Jay Mallin.

As one of our hymns states, "The church is not a building, the church is not a steeple, the church is not a resting place, the church is a people" ("We Are the Church" United Methodist Hymnal #558).

The United Methodist Church connects more than 12 million members on four continents, and engages in ministry all around the world. We speak many languages, come from various cultures, and span generations. Yet, we are united in our faith in Jesus Christ. 

Learn more about the amazing people called United Methodists. 

Amazing UMC Heroes artwork by Troy Dossett, United Methodist Communications

Who We Are

Amazing UMC heroes of The United Methodist Church

Meet some United Methodists doing extraordinary things, as difference makers in their communities or through courageous acts.

Sean Santellan, a member of Napa Methodist Church in Napa, California, turned "trash to toilets" when the 6-year-old joined in his church's capital campaign for renovations by collecting recyclables. Photo courtesy of Napa Methodist Church

Who We Are

Amazing Kids of The United Methodist Church

Our children are doing amazing things - raising funds to build wells, selling lemonade to assist others, and offering free bike helmets to keep kids safe.


United Methodists Today

Women of the UMC

Black Church UMC

Native Peoples of the UMC

Young People of the UMC