communications

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80th birthday celebration

For 80 years, United Methodist Communications has been leading the church in telling inspirational stories of God's work in the world through The United Methodist Church, reaching new people, supporting local churches in vibrant communications ministry, equipping leaders and delivering messages of hope and healing.

Celebrate With Us

OUR MISSION: Communicating all the good we can, in all the ways we can, to all the people we can, in all the places we can.

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

Help us celebrate

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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This billboard on Airline Drive in New Orleans, a part of the United Methodist Church's "Igniting Ministry" campaign, helped provide a message of comfort and strength during difficult times as Americans deal with the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks in New York and Washington. (A UMNS photo by Kathy C. Fitzhugh.)
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Communications

United Methodist advertising: A retrospective

Over the years, United Methodist ads share hope, healing and invitation.

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Telling the church's story

As the communications agency for The United Methodist Church, we seek to increase awareness and visibility of the denomination in communities and nations around the globe, particularly through our online presence.

UMC.org: Connecting United Methodists with stories of how fellow members are living out their faith, along with resources about our beliefs and history

ResourceUMC.org: Providing United Methodist leaders with access to resources and content for United Methodist churches

RethinkChurch.org: Offering a space for invitation and outreach for The United Methodist Church

UMNews.org: Delivering the who, what, when, where, why and how of the latest happenings in the denomination.

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Our menu of services can be tailored to fulfill specific needs of individual local churches.

Service offerings

We are intentional in our work with local churches, identifying ways we can best help them enhance their communication, outreach and marketing efforts.

Not only do we provide a menu of marketing services, but also the training and coaching to help local church pastors and leaders continue to be effective at promoting their church’s mission, events and services to reach new people in new ways.

After an application and discovery process that pinpoints specific needs, we tailor our support for each church, offering services such as social media consultation and audits, website development and SEO optimization, advertising, branding/logo assistance, stationery and business card design and much more.

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Financial reports. Image by NicoElNino, iStockPhoto.com.
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Review annual and financial reports

Explore the core objectives that steer the course of our work, our major accomplishments, yearly highlights, reports and evaluations.

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Students work in the computer lab at the Thomas Food Project in Thomas, Haiti. The program is part of a United Methodist Communications effort to use technology for development. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

The Foundation

Gifts made through the Foundation for United Methodist Communications provide vital communications ministries that connect and transform the world. Discover how our work benefits churches and communities across the globe. 

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