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Welcome to ResourceUMC.org, the online destination for leaders throughout The United Methodist Church. Visit often to find ideas and information to inspire United Methodist leaders throughout the connection.

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Advent 2020 is a 5-week church study on racial justice complete with sermon starters, lectionary readings, suggested hymns and activities for children. Image courtesy of the United Methodist Commission on Religion and Race.
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Advent

Advent 2020: Seeking Jesus, The Advent of Justice and Peace

Advent 2020 is a 5-week church study on racial justice complete with sermon starters, lectionary readings, suggested hymns and activities for children.

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Stewardship

Give Love campaign resources

Churches have the opportunity be a part of the Give Love campaign to help transform the lives of people around the world.

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Bishop Thomas Bickerton announces April 25 to the 2008 United Methodist General Conference that the denomination will receive a $5 million grant from the United Nations Foundation, with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, to help fight diseases of poverty. Bickerton is the church's spokesman for the Nothing But Nets anti-malaria campaign. File photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.
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Emerging Methodism

Can General Conference be virtual? An Interview with Bishop Thomas J. Bickerton

The Rev. Kennetha Bigham-Tsai of The Connectional Table talks with Bishop Thomas Bickerton of the New York Annual Conference about whether it’s prudent or fair to hold the in-person General Conference planned for 2021.

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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).

Bishop Tracy Malone greets Kitete ka Kempa Prosper during a Connectional Table meeting held at United Methodist Discipleship Ministries in Nashville, Tenn., April 2. Photo by Kathleen Barry, UM News.
Stewardship

Your gifts make a difference

United Methodists are connectional. The United Methodist Church's special giving structure ensures your generosity blesses as many people as possible in sustainable, strategic ways.

We respond to crises; we invest — long term — in vulnerable communities; we advocate for justice and peace; we implement effective solutions for diseases and viruses; we equip the next generation to lead the Church. In all of this, we share the good news of Jesus Christ.

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Race Relations

The UMC held a Dismantling Racism panel discussion on intersectionality. Screenshot of video by United Methodist Communications.

Racial Justice

Intersectionality: Dismantling Racism Panel Discussion

Join us for a conversation on the joy and hope around community and coalition building.

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Coronavirus

Photo by Bianca Castillo from Unsplash.

Digital Ministry

Connecting with young adults through online ministry

Chris Wilterdink writes that a critical strategy for engaging young adults is to create discipleship opportunities in the existing online communities.

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Advent

Advent social media graphic for the First Sunday of Advent, illustrating God as potter from Isaiah 64:8. Photo illustration by Cindy Caldwell, United Methodist Communications. Photo by Cali Godley, Lightstock.com.

Advent

Advent (Yr. B) social media graphics

Share a message of peace, hope and love this Advent by using these social media graphics on your church's or your personal Facebook page.

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