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Sifting through the Facts. Courtesy of Wespath. 2019.


'Sifting through the Facts' webinar series

Wespath has a series of webinars to help churches, pastors and laity navigate complex topics such as health care plans, Social Security benefits and financial well-being.

The Rev. Erica Allen in ministry with Project Transformation at Kirpatrick Elementary in Nashville, Tenn. (From left) Chelsi Carr, Briona Jones, the Rev. Erica Allen and Ethan Conner. Photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist News.


Saying 'I appreciate you' to pastors

October is Clergy Appreciation Month, a time for congregations to show their love and gratitude for their pastors.

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Cadence Cobb (left) and her mother, Megan Cobb, dig at Hillcrest United Methodist Church, Nashville, Tennessee. 75 volunteers from the congregation and the surrounding community planted 250 native trees as part of a Creation Care effort. Photo by Kathryn Spry


Starting a creation care ministry: Same goal, different approaches

All across the denomination local churches, districts and annual conferences are starting creation care ministry teams to support environmental stewardship and sustainability. These efforts can take on many different forms, but always share the same goal.

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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


Phil Bowdle, creative arts pastor at West Ridge Church, Atlanta, walks us through how he approaches planning for a big event or season in the church in this episode of the MYCOM Podcast. Image by Daniele Rigg, Unsplash.


MyCom Podcast: Practical Planning

Phil Bowdle, creative arts pastor at West Ridge Church, Atlanta, walks us through how he approaches planning for a big event or season in the church.

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General Conference 2020

Church and secular journalists, delegates and other interested parties meet during the United Methodist Church's pre-General Conference news briefing at the Tampa Convention Center in Florida. A UMNS photo by Mike DuBose.

General Conference 2020

Register now for Pre-General Conference briefing

Early-bird, discounted registration is open through Oct. 31 for the Jan. 23-24 Pre-General Conference Briefing in Nashville, Tennessee. The briefing, sponsored by United Methodist Communications, will help delegates and communicators prepare for The United Methodist Church's top lawmaking assembly in May.

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Global Mission Fellows

Global Ministries

Apply to become a Global Mission Fellow

Global Ministries is now accepting applications for Global Mission Fellows. All applications must be submitted by January 7, 2020.

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