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Theology and Education
Detail from the Second Coming of Christ window at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church in Charleston, S.C. Window created by Franz Mayer & Co. of Munich, Germany, represented by the studios of George L. Payne of Patterson, New Jersey, 1966. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Ask The UMC: Is Advent about preparing for baby Jesus?

The focus of Advent is preparing for the return of Christ at the culmination of all things.
Theology and Education
Graduation image by Elly, Pixabay; graphic by Laurens Glass, United Methodist Communications.

Ask The UMC: How does United Methodist Student Day help students?

This Special Sunday offering (Nov. 27 this year) supports United Methodist undergraduate and graduate students worldwide.
Faith Stories
The Rev. Martinez, a founding member of the National Hispanic Caucus in The United Methodist Church and a denomination-wide advocate with Hispanic/Latino people, was elected as bishop in the South Central Jurisdiction in 1992, retiring in 2008. Photo courtesy of the Council of Bishops; graphic by Laurens Glass, United Methodist Communications.

Ask The UMC: Pioneers in Methodism — Bishop Joel Martinez

Bishop Joel Martinez, having grown up in a Methodist family of farm workers, has been a life long advocate for migrant and farm workers in all of his roles of leadership in The United Methodist Church.
General Church
With some congregations considering leaving The United Methodist Church or just wondering about its future, Ask The UMC offers a series of questions and answers to help clear up some common misperceptions or misinformation around disaffiliation. Graphic by Laurens Glass, United Methodist Communications.

Ask The UMC: Is The United Methodist Church really... ? (Part 5)

Do we have to choose between The UMC and the GMC? What happens if an elected delegate disaffiliates?

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