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Screen grab from Chuck Knows Church: Maundy Thursday, courtesy of Discipleship Ministries of The United Methodist Church.

Chuck Knows Church: Maundy Thursday

Did you know it was also known as Covenant Thursday, Great and Holy Thursday, Sheer Thursday and Thursday of Mysteries? View

United Methodists choose from a variety of Halloween traditions, including costume day at preschool. Photo by Alison Worden.

Church Halloween alternatives gain fans

Many churches choose events that celebrate life rather than death, offer safe fun for children, or make the day one to give as well as get. Read More

UMTV: Border Separates Families at Christmas

For those divided by the border fence between San Diego and Tijuana, the wall is a reminder of Mary and Joseph's experience of rejection. View

Santa’s Toymakers at Church

Church volunteers have made 25,000 toys for kids in need. "It's not just what's going in the box, it's what's going on inside that building." View

Trash Trees for Christmas

New York church goes green with non-traditional trees that get attention. "This must be a really quirky place. People must be fun here." View

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

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

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

Figures of the three kings or Magi from Nativity setting. Photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications.

Epiphany Worship Planning Resources

Find liturgies, prayers, and articles about the arrival of the Magi and the revelation of Jesus as 'God with us.' Read More

Good Friday Cross Journey

One congregation had a more meaningful Good Friday by carrying a 14 ft., 425-lb. cross for 14 miles. "We became a church without walls." View

The Star of Bethlehem, a watercolor by Edward Burne-Jones, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Topic: Advent and Christmas

Find stories, worship resources, prayers, videos and links about how The United Methodist Church celebrates the season of Christ’s birth. More

The Forerunners of Christ with Saints and Martyrs by Fra Angelico (15th Century), National Gallery, London. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

All Saints Day Worship Planning Resources

Celebrated this year on Nov. 2, this day is observed by remembering and thanking God for all saints, both living and dead, known and unknown. Visit Site

Trinity Sunday worship resources

Find worship planning resources for the first Sunday after Pentecost (Jun. 15) when we celebrate the Christian doctrine of the Trinity: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Read More

Chuck Knows Church: Palm Sunday

Have you ever waved a palm branch in a worship service? If so, do you know why? View

Chuck Knows Church: Lent

Video answers your basic questions about the 40 days before Easter. View

FAQs: Advent and Christmas

What is Advent? What are Chrismons? Read More

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