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Welcome to ResourceUMC.org, the online destination for leaders throughout The United Methodist Church. Visit often to find ideas and information to inspire United Methodist leaders throughout the connection.

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How We Serve

Human Relations Day Sunday

Join other UMC congregations in a special offering to support neighborhood ministries that help those who struggle because they don’t have the tools or resources to reach their God-given potential.

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Kenneth Feinberg (holding microphone), speaks during a livestreamed panel discussion in Tampa, Fla., with members of the team that developed a new proposal that would maintain The United Methodist Church but allow traditionalist congregations to separate into a new denomination. Feinberg moderated the work of the team that created the proposal, called the "Protocol of Reconciliation & Grace Through Separation.” Photo by Sam Hodges, UM News.
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UMNews interviews with Protocol developers

View this archived Jan. 13 panel discussion with members of the team that developed a Protocol for The United Methodist Church’s future.

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On Jan. 3, a 16-member group of United Methodist leaders offered a proposal that would preserve The United Methodist Church while allowing traditionalist-minded congregations to form a new denomination. UM News will host a panel discussion on the Protocol of Reconciliation & Grace Through Separation proposal at 9:30 a.m. EST on Jan. 13. Graphic by Laurens Glass, UM News.
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General Conference

Video archive: UM News interviews protocol developers

Leaders who helped develop a separation plan for The United Methodist Church answered questions about their proposal during a live event Jan. 13.

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Men

Class meeting groups have been transformational for United Methodist Men. Photo by Brad Neathery, Freely.

United Methodist Men

2019 UMMen wrap-up

Highlights for the year include working on a new mission statement, creating transformational class meeting groups for men, and welcoming Scouts formerly aligned with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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General Conference 2020

Members of the Mediation Team. Courtesy of Council of Bishops. 2020.

General Conference 2020

Traditionalists, progressives, centrists, bishops sign agreement aimed at separation

Representatives from traditionalist, progressive and centrist United Methodist advocacy groups and bishops are supporting a proposed agreement for the separation of The United Methodist Church.

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Women

The 2019-2020 Program Book explores biblical passages of light from the Old and New Testaments. Image courtesy of United Methodist Women.

United Methodist Women

Let Your Light Shine

Explore biblical understandings to be God's light in the world as Christ's disciples. Find encouragement to shine a light on issues that marginalize and be challenged to practice justice.

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