New devotional studies for Lent
From meditations on Jesus’ miracles to giving up something “bad,” five books offer ways to experience the season from a different perspective.
Chuck Knows Church: Lent
Ever heard, “I’m giving up sweets for Lent”? Why does Lent make people want to give up something?
Chuck Knows Church: The Cross
Why the cross rather than the fish for the accepted Christian symbol? Do you know?
Chuck Knows Church: The Organ
Got pipes at your church? How ’bout an electric organ? No? What about a praise band? No matter, the organ has a rich tradition in the Christian Church.
Chuck Knows Church: Baptismal Font
Next time you’re in church, see if you can spot the baptismal font. Know anything about it, other than there’s water in there?
Chuck Knows Church: Clerical Collar
Does your pastor wear one? Where does this ecclesiastical garment come from?
Remember your baptism
Baptism of the Lord Sunday on Jan. 13 calls United Methodists to renew their commitment to discipleship through ritual and remembrance.
Chuck Knows Church: The Sacristy
It’s probably the most unknown room in the church. . .and it also has a secret name!
Chuck Knows Church: The Narthex
When’s the last time you heard, “meet me in the narthex?” Then you say, “uhhh, what?” You’ll know all about it when Chuck gives you the skinny on the narthex.
Chuck Knows Church: The Offering Plate
Do you know the history of taking up an offering?
‘Blue Christmas’ service reaches out
“There’s pain and uncertainty in the Christmas story itself.” Colorado church offers service to acknowledge range of emotions during holidays.
Chuck Knows Church: The Hymnal
“Turn in your hymnal to page….” Heard that before in church? Chuck digs into the book usually within an arm’s length each Sunday.
5 Tips to Promote Church Giving
Video offers ideas and inspiration to motivate your congregation to contribute, and be an active part of the United Methodist connection.
Chuck Knows Church: Advent Wreath
Four candles in a circle with a big one in the middle? Why is there a pink candle? Learn about the Advent wreath from “Chuck Knows Church.”
‘Giving Tuesday’ to keep Christ in Christmas
Amid the bargain-hunting hype, generous givers seek opportunities to feed hungry, fight malaria, offer relief, nurture leaders and more.
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