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Rethink Church has resources for Advent. Photo illustration by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications.

Church Can Happen Anywhere: Outreach Resources for Advent

Spread God's love to your community this Advent. Use these postcards, door hangers and invitations to share the message that Church Can Happen Anywhere when we open our hearts to others. Read More

For Leaders

Capture attention with creative church announcements

Don't let church announcements take away from the most important aspects of worship. Here are four ways to creatively communicate and keep people focused on... Read More

For Leaders

Has your church gone to the dogs — or pot-bellied pigs?

Many churches offer pet blessings during October. Have you considered including these furry family members in a service? Read More

Communications Resource

Make your ministry announcements better: Tips that boost action

Move beyond simply announcing the who, when and where. Preaching announcements can show people how they can put their faith to work. Read More

Community Outreach

Photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications.

Tips for communicating with Hispanic and Latino families

Sept. 15 – Oct. 15 is Hispanic Heritage Month. Find helpful ideas for welcoming Hispanic or Latinos in your community from our Church Marketing Plan. Read More

For Pastors

6 Methodist historical figures to help illustrate your next lesson

The United Methodist Church is filled with deeply spiritual people like John Wesley. Here are the stories of six other Methodists that you can use in your next lesson. Read More

Special Resource

The Official United Methodist 2017 Program Calendar. Photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications.

Plan ahead! Order your 2017 United Methodist Program Calendar today

It's never too early to plan ahead. The United Methodist Program Calendar helps you organize your work and prepare for the events and seasons of the church. Read More

Outreach & Welcoming

Volunteers welcome visitors and church members at The Village United Methodist Church in Nolensville, Tennessee. Story from United Methodist Communications.

Hospitality starts at the curb

United Methodist churches across the connection are deploying outdoor ministry teams to greet people as soon as they enter the parking lot. Read More

For the Local Church

Photo illustration by Kathleen Barry for United Methodist Communications.

Breaking the taboo: how the church can help people with mental illness

The United Methodist Church encourages churches to love, welcome and pray for all individuals, especially those who are suffering. The church can be an agent of change through education and encouragement. Read More