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Calm is restored to the U.S. Capitol after protestors hoping to overturn the 2020 Election results stormed the building as Congress met on January 6, 2021 to certify the election results. Photo by Benjamin Applebaum, U.S. Department of Homeland Security.


United Methodist leaders condemn violence at the U.S. Capitol

United Methodists bishops, agencies and other leaders offer statements condemning the January 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol.

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 In this prayer from The United Methodist Church's Book of Worship, 517, we seek God's direction and enlightenment for our nation as it experiences turmoil and conflict. Canva image by Crystal Caviness, United Methodist Communications.

Ways We Grow

A prayer in time of national crisis

As our nation experiences turmoil and conflict, we seek God's direction and enlightenment through this prayer from The United Methodist Church's Book of Worship.

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Bishop Thomas Bickerton announces April 25 to the 2008 United Methodist General Conference that the denomination will receive a $5 million grant from the United Nations Foundation, with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, to help fight diseases of poverty. Bickerton is the church's spokesman for the Nothing But Nets anti-malaria campaign. File photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Emerging Methodism

Can General Conference be virtual? An Interview with Bishop Thomas J. Bickerton

The Rev. Kennetha Bigham-Tsai of The Connectional Table talks with Bishop Thomas Bickerton of the New York Annual Conference about whether it’s prudent or fair to hold the in-person General Conference planned for 2021.

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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).

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.

Your gifts make a difference

United Methodists are connectional. The United Methodist Church's special giving structure ensures your generosity blesses as many people as possible in sustainable, strategic ways.

We respond to crises; we invest — long term — in vulnerable communities; we advocate for justice and peace; we implement effective solutions for diseases and viruses; we equip the next generation to lead the Church. In all of this, we share the good news of Jesus Christ.

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Stats updated 4/2020

Race Relations

Martin Luther King Jr.'s Monument appears to cradle the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C. Image by Maidstone Mulenga/Council of Bishops.

Council of Bishops

A call to action for The United Methodist Church in times of challenge

The continued rise of COVID-19 infections and deaths, the attack on the US Capitol and the undeniable expressions of racism, white supremacy and systemic inequity in our communities have provided a sobering start to the new year.

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Digital Ministry

Connecting with young adults through online ministry

Chris Wilterdink writes that a critical strategy for engaging young adults is to create discipleship opportunities in the existing online communities.

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Spiritual practices

Courtesy of Discipleship Ministries. 2020

Spiritual Formation

New teaching series: Basics of Faith Formation

Basics of Faith Formation is a series designed to equip local churches for disciple making through understanding the role of the church in forming faith.

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