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Advent 2020: Seeking Jesus, The Advent of Justice and Peace. Courtesy of Religion and Race.


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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Celebrating pastors during a pandemic

While our response to this pandemic has been hard on congregations, we cannot overlook the fact that this has been particularly difficult for our pastors.

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In 2020, United Methodist Communications celebrates 80 years of ministry connecting the denomination through print, digital, video and audio media.

UMCOM celebrates 80th birthday

This year, United Methodist Communications marks 80 years of communicating faith! Help us celebrate the power of communication by supporting our mission in honor of our birthday.

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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.

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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

Intersectionality: Dismantling Racism Panel Discussion logo 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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Health and Wholeness

Ministering to persons with substance abuse during a pandemic

Social distancing has made it particularly hard for persons suffering from substance abuse to get the help they need, but churches are stepping in with creative ways.

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2020 United Methodist Student Day Pastor Kit

United Methodist Student Day Sunday Pastor and Leader Kit

United Methodist Student Day Sunday Pastor and Leader Kit

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