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Ash Wednesday

Video image from Chuck Knows Church: Ash Wednesday, courtesy of Discipleship Ministries.

Chuck Knows Church: Ash Wednesday

That little smudge on someone’s forehead means they've been to church. Learn why we start Lent with ashes. View

How We Serve

Boy scouts in Charlotte, NC load food donations into trucks as part of the food drive during the Super Bowl weekend. Photo courtesy of the Western North Carolina Conference.

Carolina victorious in food drive

North Carolina churches collected more than 636,000 items to win the food pantry challenge during the Super Bowl weekend. Read More


Prayer involves action; namely being attentive to God's voice in your life. Listening for God means stopping and sitting still. It means paying attention to what God may be saying to you at any point in your life. Photo by Ronny Perry, United Methodist Communications.

Lent: A Time to Fast and Pray

Faithful Christians are advised to see fasting as a devotion, not an imposition. Read More

Family Activity

An Illinois pastor suggests a Lenten activity of writing prayerful notes to 40 different people. Photo in Public Domain.

Lenten activity: 40 notes in 40 days

Inspired by Rethink Church, an Illinois pastor gives 40 suggestions of people to whom you can write prayerful notes. Read More

Imagine No Malaria

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

Valentine's Day

Candy hearts express sentiments appropriate for Valentine’s Day. Photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications.

Three ways to say “I love you”

Couples’ coach gives tips to be year-round Valentines. “I'm convinced that if couples focus on these three things, the romance will come.” Read More


Nelson Mandela. Photo taken in 2000. Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Robben Island reflections: Mandela showed us how to forgive

Tafadzwa W. Mudambanuki reflects on the contribution of Nelson Mandela, an inspiration to people of all colors and all nations. Read More

Daily Devotional

Winter scene in New Albany, Ohio. Photo by Kay Panovec, United Methodist Communications.

Today's Prayers & Resources

Spend some time in prayer with these resources from the Upper Room. More

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Devotional booklet

‘While still Far Off’ Lenten Devotional

Daily meditations and prayers from the Society of St. Andrew explore the themes of temptations, challenges, and perseverance in faith. Read More

Disability Awareness

Betty Ostrom provides American Sign Language interpretation at the 2012 United Methodist General Conference in Tampa, Florida. A double exposure for United Methodist News Service by Paul Jeffrey.

Celebrate Disability Awareness Sunday

People with disabilities and their families can be a vital part of our faith communities. When does your church celebrate Disability Awareness Sunday? Read More

Seasonal Resources

Resources for Black History Month

Help your church explore the richness and depth of Black History Month with these resources from Discipleship Ministries. Read More