Items Tagged "Christian Year"
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Lent: A Time to Fast and Pray
Faithful Christians are advised to see fasting as a devotion, not an imposition. Read More
Lent and Easter Resources
Find resources for individual reflection and study as well as resources for corporate worship and study for the Lent and Easter seasons. Read More
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
FAQs: Worship and Christian Year
Wonder why your minister's stoles change color through out the year? Learn about the seasons of the Christian year. View
Why are there different colored altar cloths? What do the colors mean?
Question: Why are there different colored altar cloths? What do the colors mean? Read More
What special days of the Christian year does The United Methodist Church celebrate?
Question: What special days of the Christian year does The United Methodist Church celebrate? Read More
A forty-day period of focus on penitence and preparation for the Resurrection Event of Easter. Lent begins with Ash Wednesday and ends at sunset Easter Eve. The liturgical color for this season of the Christian year is purple.Source: A Dictionary for United Methodists, Alan K. Waltz, Copyright 1991, Abingdon... Read More
Six distinct periods of Christian observances. Each focuses upon a different aspect of the Christian experience and tradition. These periods or seasons do not necessarily occur on the same dates from year to year, but are related to the dates of the two principal Christian celebrations of Christmas and Easter. (1)... 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
UMTV: Trash Trees for Christmas
New York church goes green not evergreen. The non-traditional trees get attention. "This must be a really quirky place. People must be fun here." View
Final Cokesbury Christmas for stores
As United Methodist retail outlets close their doors, shoppers find old favorites and new products for Advent at 'open house' events. Read More
Could you go alcohol-free for Lent?
United Methodist board wants to shed light on the world's top killer by asking people to abstain from alcohol during Lent. Read More
UMTV: 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
Church Empowers the Poor
A Nashville congregation welcomes those living in poverty and gives people who may have had many obstacles in life some new opportunities. View
Good Friday Cross Journey
A pastor took a tree from his yard and created a 14 ft., 425-lb. cross neighbors carried for 14 miles. "We became a church without walls." View
Did Jesus descend into hell or to the dead?
The phrase in the Apostles' Creed offers one answer to what Jesus did between Good Friday and Easter. Read More
Which came first: Easter or the eggs?
Even the most seasoned Easter worshippers may have questions about traditions such as decorated eggs, lilies and Peter Cottontail. Read More
Ancient traditions still influence Easter
All-night vigils, baptisms, communion - and welcoming all worshippers - are more important than fancy clothes. Read More
United Methodist Communications releases electronic program calendar
An electronic version of the 2009 official denominational program calendar is now available as a convenient download. Read More
United Methodist Program Calendar Ready For 2009 Planning
The official United Methodist 2009 Program Calendar a comprehensive planning tool for church leaders is now available. Read More