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For over 85 years, The Upper Room has provided resources and experiences to help people create daily life with God. Born during the Great Depression as a tool to gather people together for prayer and community, the various ministries of The Upper Room are here to be your faithful companion during these strange and anxious times.

Resources for Spiritual Wellness During COVID-19

Over the past year, United Methodists have learned that social distancing does not prevent us from connecting with one another and with God. The Upper Room is here to support churches and pastoral leaders discover new ways to create daily life with God.

Resources for the Spiritual Work of Overcoming Racism

The Upper Room is committed to a ministry that is increasingly global, antiracist, and ecumenical. In these days we are called to give special and focused attention to being antiracist. This is the work of discipleship and spiritual formation.

The Upper Room daily devotional guide digital edition

If you are unable to pick up a copy of the devotional at church and don’t want to miss a single meditation, be sure to start a 30-day free trial of The Upper Room daily devotional digital edition and join with Christians around the world in daily prayer and devotional practice.

Save 20% from The Upper Room store

Use promo code UMCAC2021 to save 20% on all items from The Upper Room online store, including titles like Brave Church: Tackling Tough Topics Together, Whom Shall I Fear? Urgent Questions for Christians in an Age of Violence, and Soul Reset: Breakdown, Breakthrough, and the Journey to Wholeness.

Lay Servant Ministries 2021

This catalog offers our latest resources designed to equip laity for their roles in ministry as disciples of Jesus Christ.

From the Center

From the Center is a monthly email designed to offer soul care and spiritual practice resources for spiritual leaders.

New Spanish Online Retreat from The Academy for Spiritual Formation

The Academy for Spiritual Formation is delighted to announce The Spirituality of Resilience within the Hispanic and Latinx Community: An Online Offering for Spanish Speakers from The Academy for Spiritual FormationStarting in September, this first-of-its-kind offering will consist of six half-day online retreat sessions (one per month) using the Academy rhythm of liturgical prayer, teaching from wisdom guides, intentional silence, and community sharing. If you are a native Spanish speaker and have longed to experience the Academy in your heart language, now is your chance. Find more details and apply here today.

Emmaus Ministries

Emmaus Ministries exist to inspire, challenge, and equip local church members for Christian action in their homes, churches, communities, and places of work. Building on local church disciple-making efforts, these programs renew Christian disciples and strengthen local churches. Learn more about each Emmaus Ministry—The Walk to Emmaus, Chrysalis, and Face to Face—and how they provide participants a spiritual formation experience in the form of a single multiday retreat or scheduled session over a set period of time.

I join many of those who will pray for you as you seek to discern what you are called to be at this moment. May God grant you the courage to fulfill that calling. May we all open our eyes and see the misery, open our ears and hear the cries of God’s people, and, like God through the Lord Jesus Christ, be incarnate amongst them.” 

View a growing list of resources for the spiritual work of overcoming racism.