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Forty crosses line the front of Aberdeen First United Methodist Church.  As you walk along the sidewalk by the crosses you can see the passion, sacrifice, and resurrection of Christ symbolized in art. Photo courtesy of Aberdeen First United Methodist Church.

Cross walk creates visual journey to Easter

Forty crosses in front of Aberdeen First United Methodist Church illustrate the passion, sacrifice and resurrection of Christ through art. Read More

In the News

United Methodists killed in shooting spree at Jewish centers

Two members of the Church of Resurrection were among the three killed in what authorities are calling a hate crime. Read More

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Ideas to discuss Biblical themes in “Noah” film

Find food for thought about spiritual concepts presented in the film along with a handy chart to compare the Biblical narrative with the movie script. Read More

Special for the Season

Easter Totem Pole

Easter Totem Pole

In native cultures, spiritual tradition was not only shared with words. One pastor in Alaska used wood to explain the Easter story. View

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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

Video Worth Watching

Chuck Knows Church: Maundy Thursday

It's also known as Holy Thursday, Covenant Thursday, Great and Holy Thursday, Sheer Thursday and Thursday of Mysteries! But what exactly is this important day... View

In the Spotlight

Lieutenant commander Rev. Jennifer Bowden,  a Navy Chaplain and a United Methodist, is serving near Oso, Washington after devastating mudslide. Photo courtesy of the West Michigan Conference of the United Methodist Church.

Navy Chaplain serves in Washington mudslide disaster

Jennifer Bowden is serving Navy families and helping with the search for survivors in Oso. "Every day I go in it's surreal." Read More

Daily Devotional

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Spiritual Living

Check your price tag

Avoid comparisons, writes Jessica LaGrone. "Your price tag does not say ‘marked down.' Your tag says, ‘Bought with a price. Loved by God.'" Read More

Staff and first generation students get together during the Academic Services Fall Open House at Adrian College.

First-generation students, mentors defy statistics

United Methodist-related colleges make higher education more accessible to students who are the first in their families to pursue a four-year-degree. Read More