2020 STATE OF THE CHURCH REPORT

May 26, 2021

Blessed is the Church

In 2020, our identity as Christians, formed in the Wesleyan tradition, helped us to face the challenges of a pandemic, rising authoritarianism, racism, and violence around the world.

In this video, four of our bishops tell how United Methodists, in spite of the trials of 2020, have been “salt and light” to the world, sharing God’s love to a suffering world. As we reflect on the celebrations and difficulties of the past year, we have used Jesus’ beatitudes to frame our experiences and tell the story of how The United Methodist Church continues to transform the world.

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