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What is ... the Judicial Council?  Watch this quick overview of the judicial council to find out.

United Methodism

What is ... the Judicial Council?

Why is the judicial council important? What are council sessions like? Who can submit petitions? Watch this quick overview of the judicial council to find out.

 Ben Smith (right) shares a laugh with Roy and Nancy Goodwin at New Hope Bethel United Methodist Church outside Leipsic, Ohio. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS


Holy Humor Sunday: Make them laugh!

Everyone needs a good laugh. The Sunday after Easter is Holy Humor Sunday, a time many churches use laughter to get their congregations into a spirit of joy and celebration.

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Photo by Eberhard Grossgasteiger, Unsplash. Illustration by Cindy Caldwell, United Methodist Communications.


Holy Week and Easter social media graphics

Use these memes on Facebook and other social media outlets to promote your Holy Week and Easter services.

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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

General Conference 2019

Members of the 2016-2020 Judicial Council. (From left) Front: Ruben T. Reyes, N. Oswald Tweh Sr., the Rev. Luan-Vu Tran. Back row: Deanell Reece Tacha, Lídia Romão Gulele, the Rev.Øyvind Helliesen, the Rev. Dennis Blackwell, and the Rev. J. Kabamba Kiboko. (Not pictured, Beth Capen) Photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications.

United Methodism

The Judicial Council: UMC’s top court

Get to know the Judicial Council of The United Methodist Church and find out a little about what they do from members of the court.

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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.

Ethnic Ministries

Celebrating diversity: Love in every language

Hispanic Heritage Month, we examine how local United Methodist churches can celebrate the cultures and languages that enrich their communities.

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Plan a retreat for your ministry staff

Does your ministry staff take time away from the church building to refocus and re-energize? Here are some tips to help you plan a staff retreat.

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