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What makes you proud to #BeUMC?

With words of disunity, disaffiliation, and division in the news, let’s use this time as an opportunity to share why you are proud to be United Methodist and why we are better together. United Methodist Communications has launched the #BeUMC campaign with key themes intended to highlight what unites us as United Methodists and what we are working towards, together.

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Missionaries return for first-time visit

NIC Missionaries' husband and wife team Rev. Kyeong-AhWoo and Rev. Jin Yang Kim, who are serving the world Council of Churches (WCC) in Geneva, Switzerland, hadn't been back to Northern Illinois since they were commissioned in 2017, but they finally got the opportunity to return for a visit this Easter.

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Chicago church honors legacy of accessibility

For several years, leaders at United Church of Rogers Park in Chicago have been planning and preparing to find a way to make repairs to its entryway to make the church accessible to all. In March 2021, they launched the Uplift Accessibility Campaign to raise $300,000 to cover the costs.

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United Methodist Men Announces New Resources and Brand

The General Commission on United Methodist Men (GCUMM) is introducing a “modern way” of doing men’s ministry. Greg Arnold, General Secretary and CEO, said we are approaching men’s and scouting ministry with a much larger and more modern vision.

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Bishop's Easter Message

This is a time to let go of all that burdens us and claim our relationship with a Risen Savior who gives us hope in every circumstance.

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Prayers for Ukranian Methodists

Several years ago, Bishop Eduardo Khegay, Resident Bishop of the Eurasia Episcopal Area, and the Moscow UMC Seminary President invited me to help train new church planters. I met a wide assortment of pastors and church leaders from around the entire region, including the Ukrainian District Superintendent, Rev. Oleg Starodubets, who also serves Kyrgystan, Kazakhstan, and Uzbekistan. He is a man with a passion for growing Christ's church, and my prayers are with him and his family at this time.

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