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Video invites communities to Rethink Easter


United Methodist Communications
Office of Public Information
810 12th Avenue S.
Nashville, TN 37203

April 1, 2014

Video invites communities to Rethink Easter
Customizable versions available for local churches

Nashville, Tenn.:  United Methodist Communications has created a series of videos and worship resources to help local churches Rethink Church and reach those who are searching for more than Easter eggs and chocolate bunnies this season.

Spreading a message of love, hope and joy by embracing the miracle of God’s love, the videos will air regionally in select television markets and nationally on digital and mobile channels starting March 31.

Local churches can download 30 and 15 second versions of the Easter video for use on websites, in worship or on social media platforms. Free worship slides, bulletin covers and social media graphics are also available for download at

Additionally, customizable ads are available for churches to use as an invitation to Easter services and special events. For a customized video, email by April 11.

For more information on how to Rethink Church, go to

About Rethink Church
Rethink Church, the next evolution of The United Methodist Church’s “Open hearts” welcoming and advertising campaign, highlights the many opportunities available within United Methodist churches to engage with the world—from literacy programs to feeding the poor. At, visitors may interact, learn more about the church and search for involvement opportunities.

About United Methodist Communications
As the communications agency for The United Methodist Church, Nashville-based United Methodist Communications seeks to increase awareness and visibility of the denomination in communities and nations around the globe. United Methodist Communications also offers services, tools, products and resources for communications ministry.

Media contact:
Diane Degnan
615-742-5406 (w) 615-483-1765 (c)