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Celebrating Pentecost with your family can be a spiritually fulfilling and great learning experience. Photo from, CC0.

Ideas for celebrating Pentecost at home

From red candles on a cake, to a shared prayer, there are many ways United Methodists can mark the church's birthday with family devotionals. Read More

Glendale United Methodist Church in Nashville is decorated for the Advent/Christmas season. File photo by Steven Kyle Adair, United Methodist Communications.

What is Advent?

Get information and resources to use in the season when we prepare our hearts for Christ's coming. More

Cross draped with white cloth for Easter. Photo by creativex /

FAQs: Lent & Easter

Why do we observe Lent before Easter? Why do people give up sweets or caffeine for Lent? Find some facts about the season. Read More

Children hang wreaths on the sanctuary door at Belmont United Methodist Church in Nashville, Tenn., during the church's annual Hanging of the Greens service. Photo by Mike DuBose, United Methodist Communications.

What is the “Hanging of the Greens?”

Many churches hold these special services. Read More

FAQs: Advent and Christmas

What is Advent? What are Chrismons? Read More

Receiving the imposition of ashes on Ash Wednesday. A UMNS photo illustration by Kathleen Barry.

Why ashes on Ash Wednesday?

The use of ashes as a sign of mortality and repentance has a long history in Jewish and Christian worship. Read More