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Glendale United Methodist Church in Nashville is decorated for the Advent/Christmas season. Photo by Steven Kyle Adair, United Methodist Communications.

Ask the UMC: How long is the Christmas season?

Do you know the dates the Christmas season begins and ends? Read More

Sculpture by Italian Renaissance artist, Andrea della Robbia (1465 – 1490), found in Sante Flora e Lucilla in Santa Fiora, Tuscany. Photo by Sailko, Wikimedia Commons

Celebrating the Ascension

Forty days after the Resurrection, Jesus was taken up to heaven before eleven of his apostles. Find prayers and reflections for Ascension Day and Ascension Sunday. Read More

Pentecost illustration by Cindy Caldwell

On Fire! Pentecost Worship

Pentecost gives us an opportunity to ask ourselves the question, “What is our community ‘on fire’ about?” Find some fresh ideas for celebrating Pentecost this Sunday, May 15. Read More

Cross draped with white cloth for Easter. Photo by creativex /

FAQs: Lent & Easter

Why do we observe Lent before Easter? Why do people give up sweets or caffeine for Lent? Find some facts about the season. Read More

Baptism of Christ, mosaic, detail, from Ravenna Baptistery

Baptism of the Lord Resources

Find planning tools for Sunday, Jan. 12. Visit Site

Receiving the imposition of ashes on Ash Wednesday. A UMNS photo illustration by Kathleen Barry.

Why ashes on Ash Wednesday?

The use of ashes as a sign of mortality and repentance has a long history in Jewish and Christian worship. Read More

United Methodist Communications releases electronic program calendar

An electronic version of the 2009 official denominational program calendar is now available as a convenient download. Read More

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