communications

Our History

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United Methodist Communications: Communicating faith for more than 75 years

Since 1940, United Methodist Communications has been telling the church’s story, both within the church and to the world.

Though it has evolved through many name and structural changes, the denomination’s communication agency has initiated a very long list of “firsts” throughout its history. From mimeograph machines to cloud computing, reference cards to databases, sound sheets to CDs, flannelgraphs to infographics, filmstrips to high-definition video, posters to digital ads, the denomination has come a long way in communications.

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Communications

A new leader for a new future

On Oct. 1, 1940, the first Methodist Information office opened in New York. While the agency has grown and changed, one thing has been constant: communicating a message of faith.

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Global Communications Technology

With global mindset, agency transforms church communications

When Phileas Jusu first became communications director for the SiTerra Leone Annual Conference, his office had little modern equipment. With General Conference support and funding, United Methodist Communications helped change that.

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Seven decades of product diversity

From the start, United Methodist Communications strived to create and offer products and services that met people’s needs.

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Outreach in modern times

A 45-foot-high billboard in the Wall Street district of Manhattan was erected in November 2001, just two blocks from ground zero, to offer passersby a word of encouragement from United Methodists.

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Communications

Telling the story of General Conference

The journey of communicating at and about General Conference has steadily progressed, spanning decades of technological abilities, current issues and church news.

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Communications

News agency marks 75 years of telling United Methodist story

From General Conference to disaster relief, the United Methodist News Service has been chronicling the life of The United Methodist Church for decades.

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