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Flowers adorn Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, Japan. Photo by Nanosanchez, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons,  2010. Edited by UMC.org.

Hiroshima Memorial Observance Resources

Prayers and readings for churches seeking to gather in observance of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki by the U.S., August 6 and 9, 1945. Read More

Fireworks in San Jose California. Photo by Ian Kluft, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons. Photo 9618, taken 2007.

Worship resources for U.S. Independence Day

July 4 celebrates the Declaration of Independence of the United States of America, but these resources may be used for the Independence Day of any nation. Read More

Heritage Sunday 2015: Welcoming the Stranger

This year’s theme highlights the work of those who welcomed the immigrant, as well as immigration responses. Find worship resources and articles. 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

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

Coins collected through the year can be used in a Lent coin calendar. Photo by Kathryn Price, United Methodist Communications.

Lent coin calendar helps families focus on others

Downloadable calendar helps churches or individuals examine their lifestyles and commit money to help those in need. Read More

Resources for Martin Luther King Day

Churches and individuals can honor the civil rights leader and learn more through prayers, articles, and quick links to historic information. Read More

What is Epiphany?

What is the significance of the Day of the Kings or Twelfth Night? How is our Christian journey like that of the Magi? Read More

Covenant Renewal Service

Liturgy includes Wesley Covenant Prayer and is used on New Year’s Eve, first Sunday in January and other times. The first Covenant Renewal Service was in August, 1755. Read More

Image of imprisoned man. Photo by the Rev. Rinaldy Damanik, courtesy GBOD.

Liturgy for the Persecuted Church

Special service provides way for Christians to pray for other Christians who are suffering. Read More

Christmas decorations, Throckmorton Church (Worcestershire, England) Christmas decorations on a window sill beside a stone corbel in Throckmorton church. Photo by Phillip Halling, courtesy Wikimedia Commons.

‘Hanging of the Greens’ Service of Worship

Evergreens, traditionally associated with everlasting life, are used to decorate churches during Advent in preparation for the coming of Christ. Read More

Students at Gbarnga School of Theology in Libera work on e-readers preloaded with three years of theological content shown in a 2013 file photo. Photo by Jeff Oliver.

E-Reader Project set to expand in Africa, Philippines

The pilot school, although temporarily closed due to Ebola, showed the project’s potential for helping pastors-in-training. Read More

Logo for 2014 Global Young People's Convocation in Manila. Courtesy: GBOD

Young United Methodists urge church unity

Attendees at 2014 convocation issued statement: "We urge everyone to seek...global unity...rather than focus only on issues that divide us." Read More

Chuck Knows Church explains the significance of Pharisees and Sadducees in biblical times.

Chuck Knows Church: Pharisees and Sadducees

Who were the Pharisees and Sadducees in Jesus' day? Chuck Knows Church gives us a biblical times civics lesson. View

Discipleship Ministries

Provides resources and services that assist clergy and laity leaders in annual conferences and local churches as they seek to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. Read More

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