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The People of The United Methodist Church

God with us

O come, O come, Emmanuel

1st Sunday in Advent

As we prepare for a different Christmas in 2020, we hear the call to move into a deeper relationship with God. Photo by Pavel Danilyuk from Pexels.

An invitation: Devotions for Advent 2020


When, where, how to give

Giving Tuesday is December 1, a day when United Methodists are invited to share in God's mission through a variety of giving opportunities. Photo illustration by Canva.

Giving Tuesday gifts help further God's mission


Tune in Tuesday

World AIDS Day is Tuesday, December 1, 2020.

Global Solidarity, Shared Responsibility: World AIDS Day 2020 worship


Ask The UMC: How can I talk about political issues with others who disagree?

In this video, part of a series about The United Methodist Church and politics, Ask The UMC answers the question, "How can I talk about political issues with others who disagree?" Watch more videos on this topic here.

Find more answers

Have questions? We have answers!

Find responses to frequently asked queries or Ask The UMC your question.

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YOU are the Difference

Did you know 31% of all donations are given in December? Connectional Giving has many giving opportunities for United Methodists to be a part of the connection.

Visit UMC.org/SSGive to make an immeasurable impact today. 

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United Methodist Now

Inspiration for Daily Living

Twice each month, our e-newsletter offers examples of Christian living, inspirational messages, and information on what it means to be a United Methodist.


Featured stories

Enough to share

Hunters Drop of Venison at a North Carolina nonprofit

United Methodist Hunters Feed Nonprofits


Advent book list

During Advent, discover new books created to remind readers that God is with us. Styling and photography by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications

Books to welcome Advent


Coping with the season's stress

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Mental health and care webinar series


Alleviating stress

A first grade student interacts with her teacher and classmates by computer during the first day of the Sanctuaries of Learning program at Jones Memorial United Methodist Church at Crestmont Park in Houston. The program, started by the Texas Conference of The United Methodist Church, offers a safe space, internet access and other resources in area churches, allowing parents to return to work and their children to continue their education during the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Helping our kids through stressful times


Standing against racism

Join our panel discussion on the Doctrine of Discovery, streaming here beginning November 18, 2020, at 12pm central. Image by United Methodist Communications.

Doctrine of Discovery: Dismantling Racism Panel Discussion


Stay well

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Coronavirus inspiration, information & resources


Podcast conversation

Bryce Hillhouse is Development Director at Lydia Patterson Institute. Photo via Bryce Hillhouse.

Education & spiritual formation


an extraordinary dinner

Gathering around the table to share a meal can be a form of worship, as pictured here in this 2017 photo at Simple Church in Grafton, Mass. Photo courtesy of Simple Church.

'Take, eat': Turning mealtime into holy time



United Methodists share why they give to their local churches. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News

'Why I give': United Methodists speak out


Mexican Gingerbread Pigs

Marranitos or Mexican Gingerbread Pigs are a pan dulce, a sweet bread flavored with molasses. These thick cookies, commonly found in Mexican bakeries, are sometimes called cochinos or puerquitos because of the traditional pig shape.

United Methodist Natalia Del Pino learned to bake Mexican sweet breads with her grandmother, using family recipes that are more than 100 years old. 

Find this video and others, including a variety of recipes, at   

Our United Methodist Table


A pandemic Christmas

A single lit candle in a wreath signifies the first week of Advent. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and other challenges, United Methodist churches are thinking creatively for the seasons of Advent and Christmas. Photo of Glendale United Methodist Church in Nashville, Tenn., by Steven Kyle Adair, United Methodist Communications.

Salvaging Christmas amid coronavirus concerns


Church preservation

What once was the First United Methodist Church in North Adams, Mass., is now the Berkshire Art Museum. The Rev. Thomas Frank writes about the transition in his new book “Historic Houses of Worship in Peril.” Photo courtesy of the Berkshire Art Museum.

A manifesto for saving old church buildings


Time and talents

Taurai Mhishi hasn’t let his disability keep him from serving The United Methodist Church in Zimbabwe, where he has worked to clear church grounds for a parking lot at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Harare, Zimbabwe. His servanthood during the pandemic has inspired others to lend a hand. Photo by Priscilla Muzerengwa, UM News.

Shining a light on servanthood during pandemic