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A Pentecost Primer

Pentecost celebrates the coming of the Holy Spirit. Read what the early church and The United Methodist Church teach us.

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General Conference 2020

Commission sets dates for postponed General Conference

The Commission on the General Conference has announced that the postponed General Conference will take place on Aug. 29 - Sept. 7, 2021 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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Alone together: The 2020 Pentecost paradox

While social distancing, this holy day reminds us that the Holy Spirit is with us always, and joins us to one another... even when we’re apart.

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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).

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The UMC is Making a Difference

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

Together, we empower local spiritual development and educate Native American seminary students to serve God faithfully.

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Stats updated 4/2020


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Discipleship Ministries

12 hopeful signs from worship leaders during quarantine

In all types of congregations, the transition from “in-the-building” to online-only worship was difficult, The learning curve was steep. Despite the difficulties, there are signs of hope and thoughts and practices to build on for the future.

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

United Methodist Communications offers short learning sessions to support your digital ministry.

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Web Ministry

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Web Ministry and Social Media

Churches use Amplify to stay connected, share resources

Amplify, a new resource designed by United Methodist Publishing House, is helping churches connect and share quality content virtually.

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    What message works best on which social platform?
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    Taking your worship online: A guide for beginners and everyone else
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