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United Methodist Foundational Documents

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Happening Now

With some congregations considering leaving The United Methodist Church or just wondering about its future, Ask The UMC offers a series of questions and answers to help clear up some common misperceptions or misinformation around disaffiliation. Graphic by Laurens Glass, United Methodist Communications.

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Pioneers in Methodism

The Rev. Martinez, a founding member of the National Hispanic Caucus in The United Methodist Church and a denomination-wide advocate with Hispanic/Latino people, was elected as bishop in the South Central Jurisdiction in 1992, retiring in 2008. Photo courtesy of the Council of Bishops; graphic by Laurens Glass, United Methodist Communications.

Pioneers in Methodism: Bishop Joel Martinez

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Local Church

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Sacraments

The United Methodist Church recognizes two sacraments - baptism and communion. Ask The UMC answers your questions about these important practices. Read More

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Beliefs & Practices

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Christian Year

United Methodists celebrate the Christmas and Easter seasons and other Christian holidays. Learn more about special dates on the calendar. Read More

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Worship

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General Church

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History

Ask The UMC delves into the roots and foundations of the denomination that today is known as The United Methodist Church. Read More