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An Illinois pastor suggests a Lenten activity of writing prayerful notes to 40 different people. Photo in Public Domain.

Lenten activity: 40 notes in 40 days

Inspired by Rethink Church, an Illinois pastor gives 40 suggestions of people to whom you can write prayerful notes. Read More

Valentine's Day

Candy hearts express sentiments appropriate for Valentine’s Day. Photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications.

Three ways to say “I love you”

Couples’ coach gives tips to be year-round Valentines. “I'm convinced that if couples focus on these three things, the romance will come.” Read More

Lent

Prayer involves action; namely being attentive to God's voice in your life. Listening for God means stopping and sitting still. It means paying attention to what God may be saying to you at any point in your life. Photo by Ronny Perry, United Methodist Communications.

Lent: A Time to Fast and Pray

Faithful Christians are advised to see fasting as a devotion, not an imposition. Read More

How We Serve

Boy scouts in Charlotte, NC load food donations into trucks as part of the food drive during the Super Bowl weekend. Photo courtesy of the Western North Carolina Conference.

Carolina victorious in food drive

North Carolina churches collected more than 636,000 items to win the food pantry challenge during the Super Bowl weekend. Read More

Imagine No Malaria

Brightly painted wooden mosquitoes helped publicize the Alaskan churches' 2016 Imagine No Malaria Lenten fundraising campaign. Photo courtesy of the Alaska United Methodist Conference.

Alaskan churches take up malaria challenge at Lent

Brightly-painted wooden mosquitoes helped publicize the Alaskan churches' Imagine No Malaria Lenten fundraising campaign. Read More

Forgiveness

Nelson Mandela. Photo taken in 2000. Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Robben Island reflections: Mandela showed us how to forgive

Tafadzwa W. Mudambanuki reflects on the contribution of Nelson Mandela, an inspiration to people of all colors and all nations. Read More

Scouting Ministries

The Northern Ridge Boy Scout District (cities of Roswell, Alpharetta, Johns Creek, Milton) named five young men Eagle scouts in 2015. They are Jonathan Lian, Troop 143, Johns Creek United Methodist Church, Joshua Gundugollu, Troop 3143, Johns Creek United Methodist Church, Justin Hentz, Troop 1134, St. Peter Chanel Catholic Church, Jeffrey Kohn, Troop 841, St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, and Richard DeKold, Troop 143, Johns Creek United Methodist Church.

Scouting: Another church door

Scouting can be the first introduction to the church for a child. Find easy ways to recognize Scouts for Scouting Ministries Sunday, February 14 or March 16. Read More

Ash Wednesday

Video image from Chuck Knows Church: Ash Wednesday, courtesy of Discipleship Ministries.

Chuck Knows Church: Ash Wednesday

That little smudge on someone’s forehead means they've been to church. Learn why we start Lent with ashes. View

Seasonal Resource

Devotional booklet

‘While still Far Off’ Lenten Devotional

Daily meditations and prayers from the Society of St. Andrew explore the themes of temptations, challenges, and perseverance in faith. Read More

Podcast

Get your spirit in shape with UMC.org podcasts! Artwork courtesy of United Methodist Communications.

Get Your Spirit in Shape podcast

New UMC.org podcast offers tools, tips and thoughts to help us develop as disciples of Jesus Christ. Listen to individual episodes or subscribe. More

Daily Devotional

Winter scene in New Albany, Ohio. Photo by Kay Panovec, United Methodist Communications.

Today's Prayers & Resources

Spend some time in prayer with these resources from the Upper Room. More

Time for Prayer

Lenten Prayer Calendar

Ideas of people to pray for, scriptures to memorize, and activities for Lent and the first few days of the Easter season. Read More