Ethnic Ministries

Mothers and children gather around a table in the playroom at the "Door of Hope" Salvation Army shelter in Tijuana. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Ministries that reach specific ethnic groups or groups of immigrants are growing throughout The United Methodist Church. Some serve people who make up a minority of the population where they live; others serve groups who are widely represented in the community but underrepresented in the church. Find information and ideas to support ministry and mission with specific groups as well as inter-ethnic and intercultural ministry.
Dancers from the Creation Dance Production, a ministry of Genesis United Methodist Church in San Jose, Calif., perform a dance of hospitality to open the April 25 evening worship celebration at the 2012 United Methodist General Conference in Tampa, Fla. A UMNS photo by Paul Jeffrey.
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Ethnic Ministries

May – Asian Pacific Heritage Month

Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are people in the United States whose cultures originate in the Far East, Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands. With all this diversity, there is much to celebrate.

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Garfield United Methodist youth gather for a race. Photo courtesy of Garfield UMC, Pepper Pike, Ohio
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Diversity and Inclusiveness

Diverse congregations help these churches thrive

These four United Methodist churches thrive as multi-racial, multi-ethnic and multi-economic congregations.

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Ethnic Caucuses

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