How We Serve

God told Abraham that because of the blessing God was giving him, "all the families of the earth will be blessed because of you" (Genesis 12:3). Jesus taught, "when you [serve] one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you have done it for me" (Matthew 25:40). John Wesley, the founder of the early Methodist movement, encouraged us to grow in our faith by "doing good of every possible sort, and, as far as possible, to all" (General Rules).

United Methodists continue to live out our faith every day through acts of loving service. We're active in our communities, reaching out to neighbors in need. Through our global connection of congregations and agencies, we participate in ministries thousands of miles from where we live. In our doing good, we seek to be a blessing to all the families of the earth. 

Learn more by watching the video to the right and exploring the links below. 

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After a tornado, United Methodists are there to help.

We Are Disciples

Disciples go where Jesus sends. United Methodists work to overcome poverty, improve health, create new places to encounter Christ, and develop leaders. More

A pastor recognizes members for their service to the community.

Following God's Call

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Advocating for Justice

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Promoting Health and Wholeness

We are committed to the well-being of all people through preventative health practices, medical care and working to eradicate disease. More

A Sunday collection is taken up at the Tongan United Methodist Church in West Valley City, Utah. Twenty-six U.S. conferences in 2018 paid full apportionments, including the Tongan congregation’s home conference. Photo by Kathleen Barry, UMNS.


United Methodists are called to share what we have with those who need it. United Methodists do this both individually and collectively. More