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Farmers in Guatemala and Mexico derive income from the sale of palm leaves for Palm Sunday.

Eco Alternative for Palm Sunday

Harvesting palms the traditional way can harm the environment. UMCOR and partners offer a green alternative known as Eco-Palms. View

Adults can help young people understand the story of Jesus' death better. Photo courtesy Pixabay.com, 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

The inlet cross of Belin UMC gleams brights against the sky over Murrell's Inlet, South Carolina. Photo by Austin Bond Photography.

Before I die, I want to _____: A Lenten reflection

Throughout these 40 days, how will you restore perspective and remember the gifts you've received from Jesus that make life full and meaningful? Read More

Twins Fiona and Finn discuss the importance of Easter Eggs. Video still courtesy of United Methodist Communications.

The Importance of the Egg: Children and Easter

Experts ages five to ten give us their take on the traditions of the season. And we learn why eggs have been called “the first joyful food of Easter.” View

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

On Easter Sunday, many United Methodist congregations gather at sunrise to celebrate the resurrection. Photo by Joe Iovino, United Methodist Communications.

Easter sunrise services: A celebration of resurrection

Many United Methodists attend special outdoor worship services early on Easter morning. These celebrations date back to the 1700s, and maybe earlier. Read More

Lent and Easter

Find devotionals, activities for families, inspiring stories and information about our faith for the observance of the Lenten and Easter seasons. Read More

Brightly painted wooden mosquitoes helped publicize the Alaskan churches' 2016 Imagine No Malaria Lenten fundraising campaign. Photo courtesy of the Alaska United Methodist Conference.

Alaskan churches take up malaria challenge at Lent

Brightly-painted wooden mosquitoes helped publicize the Alaskan churches' Imagine No Malaria Lenten fundraising campaign. Read More

A woman prays during Stations of the Cross at Brentwood (Tenn.) United Methodist Church. Video image courtesy of United Methodist Communications.

Rethinking Stations of the Cross

Church offers chance to take a symbolic walk to Calvary to reflect on the true meaning of the Easter story. View

Chuck Knows Church explains the story behind and the significance of the Jewish Holiday of Passover.

Chuck Knows Church: Passover

Chuck Knows Church explains the story behind and the significance of the Jewish Holiday of Passover. View

Sacro Monte di Crea. The finding of the empty tomb of Christ, statues by Antonio Brilla, 1889. (Public domain). Photo by Stefano Bistolfi, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

‘We shall be raised!’

“I believe in … the resurrection of the body and the life everlasting." Christians have repeated these words for centuries. But what do they mean? Several scholars offer their perspectives. Read More

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