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Bishop Hope Morgan Ward chairs the Council of Bishops Task Force to End Racism. (Photo provided by the Council of Bishops.)

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UMC bishops offer Lenten Season Devotions

15-minute recorded devotion led by a bishop and leaders from their episcopal areas released weeekly.

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The General Comission on General Conference announced that the 2020 General Conference rescheduled for August of 2021 will be postponed to August 2022.

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General Conference Postponed to 2022

Further postponement needed for the 2020 General Conference as the pandemic continues to affect the safety of mass gatherings and travel.

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UMCOR Sunday Pastor and Leader Kit

UMCOR Sunday is March 14, 2021. UMCGiving has everything you need to empower your congregation to give generously.

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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).

Bishop Tracy Malone greets Kitete ka Kempa Prosper during a Connectional Table meeting held at United Methodist Discipleship Ministries in Nashville, Tenn., April 2. Photo by Kathleen Barry, UM News.

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Race Relations


Reclaiming and Living Covenant

The Baltimore-Washington Conference has developed a new Lenten study that uses scripture and the Social Principles to help United Methodists dismantle racism.

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Web Ministry and Social Media

For teens, virtual communication is primary

Rev. Jannelle Ohlemiller notes that teens are using FaceTime, messaging apps and other virtual platforms to keep in touch and talk to friends more often and that they navigate these platforms very differently from previous generations. Read more here.

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Spiritual practices

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Online engagement ideas for Lent

Here are some creative ways churches can engage members and potential visitors online during Lent.

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