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Members of Broadway Christian Parish United Methodist walk with a wooden cross on Good Friday.

Easter Cross Walk

Many congregations invite people to participate in devotionals, but one church asks the faithful to take their prayers to the public. View

Youth of Centenary United Methodist Church in Los Angeles serve a meal during their annual

Easy ways to share gratitude this Thanksgiving

Find creative ideas to make this season of thanks more about giving than receiving. Read More

UMTV: Youth Share Thanksgiving Meals

"I was taught at this church that everybody is family." Young people prepare turkey dinners with a side of caring for elderly neighbors. View

Volunteers place wreaths on every gravestone at Central Texas Veterans Cemetery at Killeen.

Holiday Wreaths for Veterans

Some volunteers in Texas have chosen to honor soldiers' sacrifices with a special holiday tradition. 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

A child holds the American flag during an Independence Day celebration. Photo by E.D.W.W., Wikimedia Commons.

Celebrating U.S. Independence Day in your home

Ideas for family devotional time, songs, food and ways United Methodists can explore the history of America from a spiritual perspective. Read More

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery, U.S. Photo by dbking, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons. Edited from original.

Resources for Memorial Day

U.S. civil holiday honors those who have given their lives in battle. For churches planning on observing Memorial Day, find ideas and guidelines from the Board of Discipleship. Read 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

UMTV: Battle Buddies Mentor Veterans

Fellow vets support returning troops battling everything from PTSD to homelessness. 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

Photo illustration courtesy United Methodist Communications.

Cool ideas for your church’s fall festival

Pumpkins, harvest, fun and fellowship. Find ways to use your celebration to share the joy of being children of God with your community. Read More

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Does April Fool’s Day have religious roots?

Find out how “holy fools" have a place in church history. "God’s own foolishness is the only true wisdom." Read More

Several U.S. presidents had ties to   what is now The United Methodist Church.  Photo illustration by Kathleen Barry.

Many U.S. presidents have Methodist ties

How did leaders from Lincoln to FDR to Obama turn to Wesley's followers for spiritual and social aid? Read More

Resources for celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Find ideas to use for Martin Luther King Jr. Day on January 20, 2014. View

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