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Welcome to ResourceUMC.org, the online destination for leaders throughout The United Methodist Church. Visit often to find ideas and information to inspire United Methodist leaders throughout the connection.

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Juneteenth Emancipation Day Celebration, June 19, 1900, Texas; Source: The Portal to Texas History Austin History Center, Austin Public Library.
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Dismantling Racism

What is Juneteenth?

Religion and Race traces the origin of Juneteenth (June 19) and offers suggestions for people and churches to observe the event.

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Members of the 2016 Wesley Pilgrimage in England rest their hands on the Baptismal font at St. Andrew's church in Epworth, England where John Wesley was baptized. Photo by the Rev. Anita Mays (Permission granted by the Rev. Anita Mays of Midlothian, Virgini with photo credit.
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United Methodism

2020 State of the Church Report

Our identity as Christians, formed in the Wesleyan tradition and Christ's Beatitudes, helped us respond with love and hope to the unique challenges of 2020.

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Ashlee Hand receives a COVID-19 vaccination from EMT Archie Coble during a clinic at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Charlotte, N.C. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.
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Health and Wholeness

How churches can assist in vaccination efforts

United Methodist churches are in a unique position to help vaccinate people against COVID-19 through the sharing information, time, money and resources.

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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).

Clergy members gather in prayer during a vigil at McKendree United Methodist Church in Nashville, Tenn., to grieve and remember people lost to acts of racism. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.
Stewardship

YOUR gifts offer peace

Our Social Principles call us to love our enemies, seek justice, and serve as reconcilers of conflict.

Through our gifts on Peace with Justice Sunday we are able to strengthen God’s family with ministries that challenge structures of inequality and empower people and communities through systemic change.

Fifty percent of this offering stays within the annual conference to support Peace with Justice Coordinators to develop local social justice ministries. The remaining fifty percent provides for education and ministry for advocacy and action efforts.

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Race Relations

Courtesy of GCORR.

Dismantling Racism

New podcast focuses on anti-racism as Christian discipleship

"Expanding the Table", a new podcast series from the General Commission on Religion and Race focused on the work of racial justice-making and anti-racism.

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Digital Ministry

Family clapping and interacting with online worship from their living room. Courtesy of the Lewis Center for Church Leadership.

Digital Ministry

From online worship to online ministry

Many churches embraced online worship out of necessity during the pandemic. Now is the time to consider how to engage new digital worshipers more fully.

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Christian Education

Christian Education

Virtual, hybrid or outdoors: 2021 vacation bible school options

This summer will provide various diverse approaches to Vacation Bible School.

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