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The Rev. Nathan Kirkpatrick preaches at Broad Street United Methodist Church in Statesville, North Carolina. Courtesy of Faith & Leadership.


Nathan Kirkpatrick: When does breaking news compel a preacher to rewrite Sunday's sermon?

The Rev. Kirkpatrick shares his insights on how preachers should incorporate contemporary events and breaking news into their sermons.

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World Communion Sunday

Countless gifted and qualified youth and young adults face financial obstacles to preparing for the vocation God has given them.World Communion Sunday gifts help provide scholarships for graduate students.

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A NASA satellite image captures Hurricane Dorian over the Bahamas on Sept. 1, as the powerful Category 5 storm was directly over Great Abaco Island. Dorian became the strongest hurricane on record in the northwestern Bahamas. NASA Earth Observatory image by Lauren Dauphin, using MODIS data from NASA EOSDIS/LANCE and GIBS/Worldview.


In the wake of Hurricane Dorian

Pray and donate to aid the survivors of Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas and along the southeast coast of the United States. In its initial response, UMCOR made solidarity grants to the Bahamas Conference of the Methodist Church and the affected U.S. annual conferences.


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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


 The Rev. Debbie Williams (right) visits with Everet Yates and his grandparents at Bethlehem United Methodist Church in Pilot Oak, Ky. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

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What small churches can teach us about discipleship

The Rev. Allen T. Stanton shares some of the lessons small-member churches can teach us about making new disciples.

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Students walk on the academic quad with Perkins Library in background on the campus of Duke University. Photo by Les Todd, Duke University.

Higher Education

New guide and training to help students' mental well-being

“The Awakened Life: An 8-Week Guide to Student Well-Being” is an exciting new training program and hands-on guide offered by the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry.

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Generosity Pastor and Leaders' Kit

UMCGiving has assembled a new kit of resources to help leaders teach their congregations about the connectional ministries of The United Methodist Church and their global impact.

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