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New e-newsletter serving church members

A new e-newsletter will support church members with support for Christian living, inspiration and a focus on United Methodism. Read More

Local church grants available from UMCom

United Methodist Communications is now offering three types of grants for local churches. Read More

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UMMen to gather in Indy

United Methodist Men will have their 12th national gathering in July 2017 in Indianapolis. Read More

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Francis Asbury film wins three regional Emmys

A new award-winning documentary captures the continuing impact of Francis Asbury on The United Methodist Church. Read More

United Methodists around the world are considering whether to amend the denomination's constitution, a part of The Book of Discipline. Photo by Mike Dubose, United Methodist Communications

Five constitutional amendments head to vote

United Methodists around the world are now voting on five amendments to the denomination's constitution. Read More

Africa Ministry Series makes worldwide impact

The Africa Ministry Series -- written in large part by the Africa University Faculty of Theology and published in English, French and Portuguese-- is finding an audience that stretches beyond... Read More

Abingdon releases CEB Women’s Bible

The latest specialty edition of the Common English Bible includes information on all of the women -- named and virtually unnamed -- in the ancient volume. Read More

Open Table for teens accepting applications

The University of Evansville Open Table Youth Theology Institute focuses on Christian tradition and affirmation of God's call. Read More

Save the date for YOUTH 2019

The Kansas City setting will offer much when United Methodists gather for YOUTH 2019. Read More

Young people’s event set for South Africa

Youth and young adult United Methodists will meet in Johannesburg, South Africa, in July 2018. Read More

Calls for compassion for immigrants, refugees

United Methodist church leaders have called for compassion and humane action toward refugees and immigrants wishing to be in the United States. Read More

Book of Discipline 2016

Official resources ready to aid church leaders

Official resources produced every four years for United Methodist church leaders are becoming available as the 2017-2020 quadrennium begins. Read More

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‘Ask the UMC’ is new answer site

"Ask the UMC" provides answers to topical questions United Methodists and others ask about the denomination. Read More

‘Vital Conversations’ study guides available

When churches want to help heal societal divisions, Vital Conversations study guides from the General Commission on Religion and Race (GCORR) can help. Read More

Trinity UMC, Idah0 Falls, Idaho

Program fund will help save America’s historic churches

Large capital improvement grants will help at least 50 congregations restore and repair aging houses of worship. Read More

Webinar offers Advent prayer helps

Ways to use The Upper Room's resources during Advent to help improve individual and congregational prayer lives will be offered in a free webinar on Thursday, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m.... Read More

Save the Date! UMC #GivingTuesday is Nov. 29

On Nov. 29, United Methodists will come togetherfor UMC #GivingTuesday, a day to support the work of General Board of Global Ministries' missionaries and projects. In 2015, more than 770 missionaries and projects... Read More

Podcasts give the spirit a workout

"Get Your Spirit in Shape" is a new monthly podcast from United Methodist Communications featuring conversations with leaders, authors and others who provide spiritual nutrition and exercise. Read More

UMCOR help continues

Cleaning up after a catastrophic event like a hurricane or flood takes months, but sometimes years. The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), United Methodists' humanitarian and disaster relief agency,... Read More

Laity Sunday 2016: Living Vital Worship

Is worship a noun or is it a verb? Is worship something you go to, or is it something you live? This year's theme for Laity Sunday, "Disciples Called to... Read More