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The Rev. D.D. Meighen recounts the story of the first Father's Day service in Fairmont, West Virginia.  Video image by United Methodist Communications.

Methodist History: First Father’s Day at Church

In 1908, a Methodist church hosted the first service specifically honoring fathers. It was an event born from great love, and great pain. View

Ken Steppe and a scout are prepared to serve communion. Photo courtesy of Ken Steppe.

‘What would I do?’: Fatherly advice for tough questions

As the U.S. prepares to mark Father's Day, older people of faith share some insights with the young, and offer lessons for all ages. Read More

Photo shows baby's tiny hand on father's hand. Photo by Matthias Süßen/Wikimedia Commons.

Resources for Father’s Day

The third Sunday in June is a special day for dads in the U.S. See prayers and other devotions meant to honor their role in the family. More

Sonora Smart Dodd (second from right) visits with Boy Scouts and a Civil War veteran in Spokane, Wash., in this undated photograph. Dodd played a pivotal role in the creation of a national Father's Day celebration. Photo courtesy the Dodd family.

Father’s Day has Methodist ties

Sonora Smart Dodd, whose father raised six children alone, helped establish the holiday nationally but two churches lay claim to starting the U.S. celebration. Read More

A greeting card acknowledges Mother's Day and Father's Day in a modern world. Photo illustration by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Church.

Mother’s Day and Father’s Day: It’s complicated

With single parents, adoptive parents, and grieving parents, speaking to today’s congregations requires sensitivity. Interpreter Magazine has tips for celebrating care-fully. Read More

Daily Digest: June 16, 2014

“That is the end of Methodism as we know it." – The Rev. William J. Abraham, professor of Wesley Studies at Perkins School of Theology Read More

Maidstone Mulenga poses with his wife Charity and  daughters Lukonde and Mukuka. Photo courtesy of Maidstone Mulenga.

Picturing a Perfect Father’s Day

United Methodist dads talk about times they treasure with their children and what matters most to them. View

Daily Digest: June 13, 2014

“Faith is honoring God and people; faith is also integrity and responsibility. At the end of the story, faith for Joseph is obedience of trust in God.” — K.K. Yeo, New Testament professor at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. Read More

Bo and Mary Wilson hold Alli, a foster child they hope to adopt. Photo courtesy of Bo Wilson.

What dads really want for Father’s Day

We asked dads across the world what they really want for their special day. Guess what? It’s not a new tie! Read More

Father kissing son. Photo by JKullander/iStockphoto.

Prayers and resources for Father’s Day

The third Sunday in June is observed by many countries as a day to honor dads. Find devotions, prayers and creative ways to celebrate fatherhood. Read More

What I like about Father’s Day

The Rev. D.J. Rosario reflects on the ways celebrating fatherhood can be a good exercise for people of all types. Read More

My dad: A kind, gentle man of steel

Nettles Talbert taught son to "acknowledge the humanity in the other person." Read More

Celebrating my father, exorcising a demon

We need to examine our fathers to understand the challenges of their lives, says retired pastor, now a father and grandfather. Read More

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