Translate Page

Our People

Parishioners of predominantly white Foundry United Methodist Church and predominantly black Asbury United Methodist Church in Washington greet each other during a 'service of confession and repentance.' A UMNS photo © Jay Mallin.

As one of our hymns states, "The church is not a building, the church is not a steeple, the church is not a resting place, the church is a people" ("We Are the Church" United Methodist Hymnal #558).

The United Methodist Church connects more than 12 million members on four continents, and engages in ministry all around the world. We speak many languages, come from various cultures, and span generations. Yet, we are united in our faith in Jesus Christ. 

Learn more about the amazing people called United Methodists. 

United Methodists are Committed People of God

Our People


What does it mean to you to be United Methodist? To #BeUMC? Discover inspiring stories from fellow United Methodists, and share your own experience, through the #BeUMC campaign.

Sean Santellan, a member of Napa Methodist Church in Napa, California, turned "trash to toilets" when the 6-year-old joined in his church's capital campaign for renovations by collecting recyclables. Photo courtesy of Napa Methodist Church

Who We Are

Amazing Kids of The United Methodist Church

Our children are doing amazing things - raising funds to build wells, selling lemonade to assist others, and offering free bike helmets to keep kids safe.


United Methodist Communications is an agency of The United Methodist Church

©2024 United Methodist Communications. All Rights Reserved