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Oct. 9-11 is Children's Sabbath

Icebreakers, fun games and activities for children

Children are an important part of our church family every Sunday. These fun team builders are great for Sunday school or during special events to help kids open up. Read More

Featured Resource

Advent Resources from Rethink Church

Church can happen anywhere and anytime. Welcome people to your church with free bulletin covers, postcards and door hangers, including Spanish versions. Read More

Pet Blessings

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

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

Celebrating 75 Years

The General Commission on Communication elected former corporate marketing VP to lead the denomination's global communication agency beginning this past June. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

A new leader for a new future

On Oct. 1, 1940, the first Methodist Information office opened in New York. While the agency has grown and changed, one thing has been constant: communicating a... Read More

Resources for Special Sundays

Library shelves and a student studying signify the benefit of United Methodist Student Day special offering for young United Methodists. Photo courtesy of UMC Giving.

Nov. 29 is United Methodist Student Day

Did you know this special offering supports 2,300 scholarships for young United Methodists annually? Find resources like offering slides, Facebook graphics, and more. Read More

Church Marketing

Logo from 2015 Branding Toolkit of The United Methodist Church, courtesy of United Methodist Communications.

UMC branding 101: Templates and guidelines

A church logo is its personal "face" to the world. Use the UMC Branding Toolkit to retain your church's unique identity while benefiting from the UMC's recognition. Read More

Technology For Social Good

Maeghan Orton (center, in purple shirt) visits with villagers in Bumpe near Bo, Sierra Leone, about mobile phone technology. Orton is from Medic Mobile, a technology partner of United Methodist Communications. Several villages in the Bo district will receive new, insecticide-treated mosquito nets from the United Methodist Church's Imagine No Malaria campaign in the first planned redistribution to replace nets given in 2010. 2010 File photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

Women can be game changers through technology

Gender divides lead to digital divides and often women don’t get the important, life-changing messages they need to survive. Read More

Can Visitors Find You?

Oakdale United Methodist Church is located where four counties meet at the corner of County Road A and County Road 1 near Deshler, Ohio. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Update your Find-A-Church profile

Find-A-Church is a free service of United Methodist Communications that lets you introduce your church family to seekers online. Are you up to date? Read More

For Church Leaders

How to plan your biggest event of the year

Do you subscribe to MyCom? Receive the latest tips in communication and marketing for the local church – in your inbox. The current issue features proven methods by savvy planners. Read More

Featured Resource

Renew logo for Interpreter magazine's 2015 marketing.

Are you receiving Interpreter magazine?

Renew your mind, faith, church and community with a subscription to our award-winning magazine for lay and clergy leaders of The United Methodist Church. Read More

Resource for Advent

Advent Worship Resources from Imagine No Malaria

Help save lives this Advent with new resources from Imagine No Malaria. Free DVD has bulletin inserts, sermon starters, graphics, PowerPoint presentations and more. Read More

For Church Leaders

How to run highly effective church staff meetings

Ever leave a meeting utterly confused? Stop wasting time at church staff meetings and learn from these six steps. Read More