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Local church learning sessions: Technology for worship, small groups and giving

United Methodist Communications is offering a week of learning sessions to support your digital ministry. Watch each first on Facebook and later on YouTube.

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Volunteer Mike Graves (right) sets the camera to livestream a worship service from Belmont United Methodist Church in Nashville, Tenn. Helping prepare are Cindy Caldwell (left) and the Rev. Paul Purdue, Belmont’s senior pastor. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Web Ministry and Social Media

5 important tweaks to make to your online church service this Sunday

Streaming your worship services online and producing services exclusively for online audiences are two very different things.

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Coronavirus as viewed under an electron microscope.

Health and Wholeness

Helping churches respond to coronavirus (COVID-19)

As the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic continues, technology-based ministry is the norm for this season. Find resources from across the connection and beyond as you continue to serve.

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UM Agencies

Agencies provide resources and services that equip local congregations and provide a connection for ministry throughout the world. These organizations can be found at all levels of the connection (churchwide, regional and local).

UMC Impact

The UMC is Making a Difference

Through United Methodist Giving, we're prepared to respond to crises, develop innovative solutions to challenges facing communities, advocate for justice and peace and so much more. 

We are raising up the next generation — to lead the church and to lead society — by developing the gifts of undergraduate and graduate students in the United States and around the world.

12.5M United Methodists
From around the globe
70M Dollars
Shared by generous United Methodists
136 Countries
Came together to give
Stats updated 8/2018


Palm branches and a cross are common symbols of Lent and Easter. Image courtesy The Upper Room.

Discipleship Ministries

Lenten Prayers

The Upper Room has prayers for days with special meaning during Lent.

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Taking your worship online: A guide for beginners and everyone else

It's a scary time, and we all need the hope worship brings. How can we be both responsible practicing social distancing during a pandemic while ministering to the most vulnerable among us?

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This infographic from Religion and Race provides tips for guidelines for engaging in respectful conversations with people of cultures and/or racial identities.

Ethnic Ministries

Guidelines for keeping communication respectful

These guidelines for engaging in respectful conversations with people of cultures and/or racial identities different from yours can be helpful when people holding strong but differing opinions talk.

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