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The Rev. Alan Cabas helps load a truck at the offices of the United Methodist Committee on Relief in Manila with relief supplies for survivors of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. A UMNS photo by Mike DuBose.


UMCOR Sunday resources

When disaster strikes, UMCOR provides vital assistance to those affected. These promotional resources will help you raise awareness of this ministry and encourage generous giving on UMCOR Sunday (fourth Sunday of Lent).

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Rethink Church Lent Photo-a-Day

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Lent Photo-a-Day 2020

Pause. Reflect. Prepare. Repeat.

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Photo by Beth Richardson. This is one of the altar settings at The Upper Room's SOULfeast conference (2009).


Lent 101

The Upper Room provides detailed information on the Season of Lent and explains many of the traditions and practices associated with it.

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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


Courtesy of Austin Bond Photography  During Lent we contemplate our mortality and reorient our lives toward the one who gives us life.


The United Methodist Lent Quiz

How much do you know about the themes and practices during the season of Lent? Take this quiz and be sure to share it with others.

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General Conference 2020

Bishop Warner H. Brown preaches at the opening worship for the United Methodist 2016 General Conference in Portland, Ore. File photo by Maile Bradfield, UM News.


Ask the UMC: How are General Conference delegates chosen?

Every four years, delegates gather from all over the world to make decisions on behalf of the denomination. Learn more about these members of the church's highest legislative body.

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The Social Principles 2020 logo. Courtesy of Church of Society.

Church & Society

New Social Principles 2020 website

Church and Society has launched a new website to introduce the revised Social Principles to the church.

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