Welcome to Lifewatch

Lifewatch is the quarterly newsletter of the Taskforce of United Methodists on Abortion and Sexuality. We are dedicated to creating, in church and society, an esteem for human life at its most vulnerable, specifically for the unborn child and for the woman who contemplates abortion. Begun in 1987, Lifewatch is an unofficial voice of UMC laity and clergy encouraging United Methodists to live the Gospel of life to build a culture of life in the U.S.A. and the world.​

Brent Byerman


Rev. Brent Byerman, pastor of Lake Magdelene UMC in Tampa, FL, delivered a challenging sermon to his congregation – and us – on August 21, 2022

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Lifewatch Sermon 2023


Watch the United Methodist Lifewatch Annual Pro-Life Service from January 2023

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Pastor Paul Crikelair shares in a segment on “hands that shed innocent blood,” a message designed for Holy Week.   This video is from Character Matters video session 7  part of a Lenten 2021 study designed by North District Superintendent Steve Morton for the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of The United Methodist Church.


“Lifewatch belongs to the National Pro-Life Religious Council. Rev. Frank Pavone is the President of NPRC. We are compelled and honored to share his “Open Letter to the Pastors of the United States” for you to read.”
Dear Pastors,
I write to you as a fellow preacher of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. This Gospel makes clear moral demands on individuals and on governments alike. The duty of preaching the Gospel involves not only the urgent exhortation to personal holiness and salvation, but the equally urgent exhortation to govern justly. READ MORE…



Read of ways to change hearts and minds from both a pastoral and personal perspective. Find out what is happening in the church.


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Who speaks for The United Methodist Church? General Conference. Only General Conference! So states The Book of Discipline (2016) Paragraph 509.1 – “No person, no paper, no organization, has the authority to speak officially for The United Methodist Church, this right having been reserved exclusively to the General Conference under the Constitution.”


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To receive the Lifewatch newsletter, to donate, or to learn how to witness to the Gospel of Life in your church or annual conference, contact:
Mrs. Cindy Evans
Administrator/Publicity and Outreach Coordinator
PO Box 306
Cottleville, MO 63338
636-294-2344 / lifewatch@charter.net


Thank you so much for your support of Lifewatch/TUMAS

                    Your prayers, your notes and letters, and your financial gifts are greatly appreciated.

Your gifts are essential to sustain our witness for the Gospel of Life in The United Methodist Church and beyond. Tax-deductible donations to Lifewatch can be made by sending a check to Lifewatch/TUMAS, P.O. Box 306, Cottleville, MO 63338. Again, thank you, and God bless you.

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