The United Methodist Church is a global - connectional church. There are pathways in place to connect each local church to all the other local churches world wide. Through these pathways move the ideas, resources and people to where they are needed most to pursue the work of the church.
Our global church - the General Conference - is divided into annual conferences, districts and congregations. The congregation of First UMC Cedar Falls is a member of the Northeast (Iowa) District and the Iowa Annual Conference.
To find out what the larger church is doing check these links:
iaumc.org - is our Iowa Annual Conference. This is the collective body of the UM churches in Iowa.
umcom.org - is the communication center for United Methodist churches in the United States
umcor.org - is the United Methodist Council on Relief, working on hunger, health, education and disaster relief worldwide.