Dear UMYF.net Member,
It's hard to believe that just over 25 years ago, UMYF.net was founded by 2 high school students and a youth pastor serving a United Methodist Church in Clearwater, Florida. Over those 25+ years, we've hosted thousands of websites and processed hundreds of millions of e-mails. UMYF.net had the largest reach on the Internet of any United Methodist organization online. In one month alone, we served websites to over a million visitors.
Over the years, social media has played an ever-increasing role in how we share information. Since UMYF.net was founded and based on creating websites to share information, our traffic has dropped considerably, and we don't see the activity we once saw. Given the shift from collaborating via websites to social media outlets, we've made the incredibly tough decision to cease UMYF.net's operations effective December 15, 2022.
We thank you for the past 25+ years of working with and supporting the UMYF.net project.