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How We Serve

When asked what the greatest commandment is, Jesus answered with two: “You must love the Lord your God” and “You must love your neighbor as you love yourself” (Matthew 22:34-40). 

Following Jesus's call, founder of the early Methodist movement John Wesley taught us to grow in our faith by “doing good of every possible sort, and, as far as possible, to all” (General Rules).

United Methodists around the world are active in our local communities, and through our global connection of congregations and agencies, we participate in ministries thousands of miles from where we live.

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.

Mission and Ministry

United Methodists seek to live lovingly and justly as servants of Jesus Christ by loving and caring for others and working to develop social structures that are consistent with the gospel. Read More

Nurse, Jennifer Eugenio, tends to an infant boy in the neonatal intensive care of the Mary Johnston Hospital in Manila, Philippines.The United Methodist Pan-Asian Abundant Health Forum was held in Manila, Philippines on July 3-4, 2018. It was sponsored by the Global Health unit of GBGM. Participants were from 10 Asian countries and the United States. Photo by Jan Snider, United Methodist Communications.

Promoting Health & Wholeness

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

Advocating for Justice

United Methodists have a deep concern for social justice. Learn about our history, ministries of love and service today, and where you can serve. Read More

Social Issues

United Methodists express concern for God’s children everywhere—the disadvantaged, aging, sick, and imprisoned. Learn more about our commitment to social issues. Read 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. Read More

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