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Adults can help young people understand the story of Jesus' death better. Photo courtesy, CC0 Public Domain.

Teaching children about Holy Week: Telling the whole story

Telling kids the story of Jesus' death is difficult, but it gives a new appreciation of Easter. Children's ministry leaders offer tips for parents. 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

Chuck Knows Church explains the events observed during the week leading up to Easter.

Chuck Knows Church: Holy Week

Holy Week is the last week of Lent, the week immediately preceding Easter. It is observed in many Christian churches as a time to commemorate and enact the suffering and death of Jesus Christ. View

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

Bolivian Last Supper figurine. Photo by Kathleen Barry, UMNS

Holy Week Worship Planning Helps

Find liturgies, prayers, music and more for Holy Week. Read More

A young girl learns about the symbolism of the egg in Sunday School. Photo courtesy of United Methodist Communications.

Observing Holy Week in the Home

These ideas will help families journey toward Easter together. Read More

The Men's Association of the United Methodist Church, Harare West District, sings during the 2013 Palm Sunday service in the Kwang Lim Chapel at Africa University. A UMNS photo by Kathleen Barry.

Cultural traditions enhance Easter

United Methodists around the world celebrate Christ’s Resurrection in diverse ways. Read More

A fresco painting from the late Middle Age by Giotto di Bondone depicts the Crucifixion. On Good Friday, Christians around the world reflect on the meaning of Jesus' suffering and death. A web-only public domain image.

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

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