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Healing the Circle Lenten Devotionals graphic, courtesy Illinois Great Rivers Conference.

Healing the Circle Lenten Devotionals

Prayers and reflections by Native Americans and about the Native American tradition bring new perspective to the season. Read More

A cross of flowers signifies the Resurrected Christ at Kingwood United Methodist Church. Photo courtesy of Kingwood UMC.

15 outreach ideas for Easter

Easter is an opportunity to tell the most important story ever told. Find innovative ways to reach your community through drama, feeding the hungry and even a car wash. Read More

A waterfall at Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Ohio. Photo by Kay Panovec, United Methodist Communications.

‘God, why have you left me?’ What people of faith can do with doubt

Jesus prays a prayer of abandonment from the cross. Many Christians have felt similarly and wondered if that is OK. Read More

Music for the Lenten hymn, ‘Lord, Who Throughout These Forty Days.’ Photo by Steven Adair, United Methodist Communications. Detail from original.

‘Lord, Who Throughout These Forty Days’

With themes such as the temptation of Christ, fasting and praying, popular hymn is one of few ‘that encompasses the entire period of Lent and takes us to Easter.’ Read More

The Rev. HiRho Y. Park. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

Topic: Women in Leadership

As preachers, leaders, teachers, missionaries, organizers, women have shaped the history of the Methodist Church. Read More

A prayer for scouts

“To build character; for service, to see our responsibility to those in need.” Devotion honors the scouts in your congregation. Read More

Let Us Break Bread Together on Our Knees

One of the most recognizable Communion hymns was formed in the West African Gullah/Geechee slave culture that developed in the coastal areas of South-Eastern colonial America. Read More

Video image from Lenten video courtesy of Imagine No Malaria.

Give it up for Imagine No Malaria

What are you giving up for Lent? Shareable video lets you show others why helping prevent deaths from malaria is a great way to observe the Lenten season. Read More

A cross stands at Memorial Drive UMC in Houston, Texas. Photo  by Joe Center.

Beyond fasting: 10 tips for a more meaningful Lent

Study a book of the Bible or read a Wesley sermon. There are lots of ways to be creative and get the most from the season. More

Participants raise their hands in praise during worship at the United Methodist Women's Assembly, 2014. Photo by Mike DuBose, United Methodist News Service.

Ideas to Celebrate Women’s History Month

Find articles for discussion, hymns by and about women, and more about ways we define and experience God differently. Read More