United Methodism

Unity in the United Methodist Church. Photo illustration by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications.
Unity in the United Methodist Church. Photo illustration by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications.

United Methodists celebrate both what we hold in common with other parts of the Body of Christ and what is unique to our denomination — our emphasis on grace, our understanding of the sacraments, how we deploy clergy, the ways we are in ministry together. Find resources here to help you understand, teach and practice what it means to be a United Methodist in the 21st century.
Delegates from the Philippines and Southeast Asia sing during a day of prayer at the 2019 United Methodist General Conference in St. Louis. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.
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United Methodism

Official highlights: 2019 General Conference

United Methodist delegates from around the world worshiped together, discussed complex issues and passed legislation.

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Scene from the prayer room of the 2019 General Conference in St. Louis. Praying together are Yvette Richards from the Missouri Conference and Jennifer Long, volunteer. Photo by Kathleen Barry, UMNS.
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United Methodism

Helping your congregation heal after General Conference

Following the General Conference, United Methodists continue to experience a myriad of emotions. Use these suggestions to help congregants process their emotions and disagreements and to focus on being in ministry together.

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General Conference

History

Beliefs and Teachings

Sacraments