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Marriage renewal service at First UMC in Columbus, Indiana. The Rev. Howard Boles officiating. Courtesy of First UMC. 2019


Renew marriage vows for Valentine’s Day

First United Methodist started a new Valentine's Day tradition of offering marriage vow renewal services to local couples.

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Connectional Table offers live webinar on U.S. Regional Conference legislation. Flyer courtesy of the Connectional Table.

Press Releases

Connectional Table offers live webinar on U.S. Regional Conference legislation

On February 20, 2020, the Connectional Table (CT) will host a live 1.5-hour webinar entitled "Five Things to Know About U.S. Regional Conference (USRC) before GC 2020."

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Former President of Paine College Dr. Shirley A. R. Lewis. Courtesy of the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry.

Higher Education & Ministry

Privileged to Serve: Lessons in Leadership and Life

The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry has brought together personal stories and shared wisdom from seven retired presidents of Historically Black Colleges as part of its "Privileged to Serve: Lessons in Leadership & Life" collection.

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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


This infographic suggests four ways you can "enter the wilderness" this Lenten season and find some focus, too.


4 ways to observe Lent

Lent is a time of focus and preparation. This handy infographic offers suggestions for practices to help eliminate distractions and be attentive to God.

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General Conference 2020

United Methodist Bishop Bruce Ough breaks the bread during opening worship at the 2020 Pre-General Conference Briefing in Nashville, the 2020 United Methodist Pre-General Conference held in Nashville, Tenn. Photo by Kathleen Barry, UM News.

2020 Pre-General Conference Briefing

Pre-General Conference presentations

Find the archived videos and accompanying files for sessions from the Pre-General Conference 2020 News Briefing.

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Connectional structure graphic from United Methodist Handbook. Courtesy of United Methodist Communications.

United Methodism

Connectional structure infographic

The United Methodist Church is a connectional denomination made up of many parts.

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