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Literacy Education: That’s Church

What was your favorite book growing up? How did you feel when you finished it?

We believe reading can open doors and transform lives. The National Education Association celebrates Read Across America, which shows its dedication to building readers. The United Methodist Church has ministries that share that dedication and we want others to know about our commitment to literacy.  In fact, here at United Methodist Communications our staff is showing our support for reading by posing with our favorite books. 

Your church can show support for literacy by posting the above :30 video to your social media pages or church website or show it in worship.  It features a few ministries dedicated to literacy and describes how giving others reading skills is vital to caring for the world. Download the video clips from our e-store

This latest RETHINK CHURCH campaign continues to promote our Social Principles and urges people to put beliefs into action. It ends with the line“That’s Church.”

We have :30 and :15 videos available for free download on our store. We also have a :23 version that can be customized for your church. If you are interested in a custom version tagged with your church's name, please email us at

For more information, call our RETHINK toll free number 1-877-281-6535.