The United Methodist Church is the largest of the churches of the Wesleyan tradition. Originating in the United States under the leadership of John Wesley and Francis Asbury, it is now growing most rapidly in Africa and has a significant presence throughout the world. The UMC is the successor in the United States to the Methodist Church and the Evangelical United Brethren, which merged in the 1960s.
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Highest legislative body in The United Methodist Church. Includes overview, articles, journey, directory and news.
The United Methodist Church
Official online ministry includes a news service, articles on beliefs, mission updates, ministry tools, and topics. Locate churches, ministries, and offices.
Chelsea Retirement Community
Chelsea, Michigan. Offers resident care for all religious and cultural backgrounds with accommodations from independent apartments to specialized nursing care services.
Lectionary sermons and text exegesis, prayers, meditations, poems, liturgies, stories and administration aids.
The primary book and resource stores for the United Methodist Church. Also serves a variety of other denominations with an ecumenical orientation.
Offers international resources, blogs, webinars, and music for congregational worship.
Dedicated to helping people decide if God is calling them into ministry.
The Faith We Sing
An event to introduce the supplement to the United Methodist Hymnal.
A locator for churches, ministries, schools, and other UM organizations.
Foundation for Evangelism, The
Reminding the church to practice evangelism. Includes overview, grants and giving. An affiliate of the UMC General Board of Discipleship.
General Conference 2000
The official website for the quadrennial world legislative meeting of the whole denomination.
General Conference 2004
The official page for the 2004 meeting of the entire denomination.
Historical Society of the United Methodist Church
Promotes study, preservation, and dissemination of the history of the United Methodist Church and its antecedent bodies. Officers, sections, genealogy, publications and membership.
Hmong United Methodist Churches in the United States
Offers an overview and a list, with contacts, of all their churches.
Holston United Methodist Home for Children
Offers overview, school and child care programs conducted at the facilities in Greeneville, Tennessee, adoption and foster care, adventure programs available, and online donations.
Features over 300 MIDI files and lyrics from the United Methodist Hymnal.
Key Information: The United Methodist Church
Includes links to important UM groups, churches, and districts, contact information, news, historical background, theology, and doctrine.
Marriage Encounter / Engaged Encounter
Affiliated with the UMC General Board of Discipleship. Promotes guided weekends away from home to help married and engaged couples learn how to communicate and shared together more fully and openly.
Ministry of the Missouri United Methodist Conference. News and information about the effort to establish covenant relationships between churches in the United States and in the African nation.
Professional Association of United Methodist Church Secretaries
Information, events, newsletter and networking.
Powered by the Holy Spirit, 'Rethink Church' serves as a catalyst that moves the denomination, and those we hope to reach, into dialogue -- and ultimately, into transformative, collaborative action. What if church were a verb? What would it look like?
Scott's Run Settlement House
National mission institution of the General Board of Global Ministries based in Osage, West Virginia. Includes child development, food pantry, housing rehabilitation and senior citizens programs. Calendar, staff, programs and funding.
Sharing God's Gifts
Telling stories of stewardship, giving, and the funds of the church.
Timeline of the UMC and Its American Heritage
Developed by the United Methodist General Commission on Archives and History.
United Methodist Association of Communicators
A voluntary professional association providing recognition, training, fellowship, dialogue, standards and other information.
United Methodist Foundation of Arkansas
Creates and administers permanent charitable endowment funds to strengthen and expand United Methodist ministry in Arkansas. Offers overview, ministries, news and giving.
United Methodist Frontier Foundation
Based in New York and providing stewardship and investment services. Offers services, staff, board and a newsletter.
United Methodist History
Links to many original John Wesley documents from the General Board of Global Ministries and other historical materials.
United Methodist News Service
Official news agency. Offers daily news and weekly summaries. Gathers news of The United Methodist Church for dissemination to the religious and secular media, the church's web site, and e-mail subscribers.
United Methodist Union
The United Methodist Union works to strengthen and revitalize our congregations and mission agencies to serve their communities in metropolitan Detroit, Michigan.
Video and Audio
Telling stories and sharing with news agencies.