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Morning Worship – May 13: An unidentified man (left), a delegate from Central Texas Conference, and Byron Thomas, delegate from North Georgia, participate in the May 13 morning worship of the United Methodist 2016 General Conference in Portland, Ore. Photo by Maile Bradifeld, UMNS.

United Methodism

General Conference 2020 seeking liturgists

Individuals may apply to write or provide original liturgy for General Conference by submitting a letter of application with a sample of liturgy based on Philippians 3:14.

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A Pentecost-themed altar design for Fellowship Convo 2009 by artist and pastor, the Rev. Todd Pick. Courtesy photo from Pick's website,


Celebrate Pentecost with all your senses

Pentecost celebrates the embodying of the Holy Spirit in all of us. Worship services should incorporate all the human senses into the celebration.

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Communications and Marketing

Spring into VBS promotion now

Now is the ideal time to spring into your summer planning — including laying the groundwork for vacation Bible school (VBS).

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UM Agencies

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).

UMC Impact

The UMC is Making a Difference

Through United Methodist Giving, we're prepared to respond to crises, develop innovative solutions to challenges facing communities, advocate for justice and peace and so much more. 

We are raising up the next generation — to lead the church and to lead society — by developing the gifts of undergraduate and graduate students in the United States and around the world.

12.5M United Methodists
From around the globe
70M Dollars
Shared by generous United Methodists
136 Countries
Came together to give
Stats updated 8/2018


"The Wesleys Take the Web"  series explores the history of the church with John and Charles Wesley as modern-day animated characters. The series was produced by United Methodist Communications.


Animated Wesleys make Methodist history fun

John and Charles Wesley make their debut as animated characters in this engaging new series. Share these videos on your website, social media or download them for viewing.

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The Teen MOPS enjoyed a day at the zoo last summer. First United Methodist Church in Lafayette, Indiana, hosts the weekly gathering of teen mothers, their children and volunteer mentors. Photo courtesy of Neil McTavish.

Women's Ministry

Teen moms get support, encouragement

Being a mom to a preschooler is hard. It is especially hard for a teenager who is still trying to grow up herself. A ministry called Teen MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) is helping.

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A small group of men study the Bible. Photo by Shaun Menary,

Men's Ministry

How men's ministries can strengthen marriages, families, and other relationships

How men’s ministries can strengthen marriages, families, and other relationships.

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