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Bishop Warner H. Brown Jr. preaches during opening worship of the 2016 United Methodist General Conference. Photo by Mike DuBose, United Methodist Communications.

Christ among us: Spirit-filled moments at GC 2016

Worship, prayer, and celebrations surround the work of the General Conference, and lift up God’s work in the people of The United Methodist Church. Read More

Spiritual director Whitney Simpson teaches how to find and create sacred space in your life. Photo by Cindy Caldwell, United Methodist Communications.

Creating Sacred Spaces

In this podcast episode, United Methodist spiritual director Whitney Simpson, shares ways to create and find holy places in our everyday lives. Listen

Woman holds candle. Photo by Courtney Carmody, courtesy of Flickr.

Re-energize your prayer life with a new practice

There is no one-size-fits-all for a great prayer life. And practice does make a difference. Read More

Woman sits in park. Photo illustration by Ronny Perry, United Methodist Communications.

40 Days of Lent: Find your own spiritual path

There is no one, right way to observe a holy Lent. These ideas and resources will help you stay on track throughout the season. Read More

New ways of praying at Lent

Find ideas to create prayer centers to enhance the Lenten journey. Read More

Clutter can build up in our church closets and in our lives. A photo illustration by Mike DuBose, United Methodist Communications.

Spiritual decluttering: A fresh start for a new year

The closet may not be all that needs a fresh look. How might you make room for the Holy Spirit to do something new in you in 2017? Read More

A beautiful sunrise signals the start of a new day. Photo by Howard Lebowitz, courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons.

Beyond New Year’s resolutions — make ‘faithful intentions’

Once a year resolutions can be hard to keep. Here are eight starting points to making a covenant that's more spiritual. Read More

Members of Luz del Pueblo pray together. Photo courtesy of the Rev. Olinda Salazar-Veliz.

Too busy to pray? See tips to find more time

Many of us want to improve our prayer life, but struggle to find time. These practical pointers can help prioritize prayer. More

Image of soil from blog on Lent by Matthew Johnson. Photo by Simon Dooley, courtesy Flickr/Creative Commons.

Home prayer stations for Lent

5 ways to observe Lent incorporating things from your daily life including people you love, clothes and even dirt. Read More

Lent in ice and snow

While many in the U.S. celebrated Ash Wednesday shut in at home, Taylor Burton-Edwards reminds us what matters most is not attending a service but coming together as a people that ‘seek God’s mercy.’ 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

A young man participates in Stations of the Cross at Brentwood United Methodist Church near Nashville, Tennessee.

United Methodists Speak: On Lenten Sacrifice

Video could give you new ways to look at Lenten sacrifices. “What is it doing in your life? What space is it creating to be closer to God?” View

Worshippers raise their hands in prayer at the United Church of Rogers Park in Chicago in this June 2005 file photograph.

Connecting Worship and Daily Living in Lent

Dan Benedict provides suggestions for making commitments to disciplines and spiritual practices during the Lenten season. More

Lenten Rose photo by Lynn Whitt/Shutterstock.

40 Ideas for Keeping Lent Holy

Find concrete suggestions for practices you can take on for each day of Lent. More

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40 Ways to Live Simply for Lent

Use this Lenten season as a time to grow closer to God and simplify your life. More

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