What is the meaning of purple during Lent?
Learn why the cloths used on the altar, lectern, or pulpit are purple during the Lenten season.
Illinois chooses life over death penalty
Illinois joined a growing number of states abolishing the death penalty, a stance that The United Methodist Church has supported since the 1950s.
Inmates offer Lenten thoughts on God’s love
Repentance and Christ’s death have special meaning for prisoners. “They make mistakes. We make mistakes. But the Lord loves us all.”
Christopher called man of faith, peace
The former U.S. secretary of state lived out his United Methodist identity on the world stage, his pastor said.
Japan’s churches to help house survivors
Even a country as well-prepared as Japan cannot cope without assistance. Churches play a key role in recovery.
Login or log out of Facebook for Lent?
Users spend more than 700 billion minutes a month on the site. What if we used that time to connect in person or do something kind for someone?
Holy Land pilgrimage inspires young visitors
Young United Methodist clergy and laity traveled to the Holy Land, but they didn’t just sightsee. They embraced the roots of their ministry.
Rapper wins $40K for UM children’s home
Lil Jon’s success on ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ will benefit Atlanta’s United Methodist Children’s Home.
Clergywomen struggle despite open doors
Many local churches still resist ethnic minority pastors, particularly women, says the Rev. Constance Y. Pak.
Post on hell lands pastor in hot water
Chad Holtz lost his pulpit after he lost his belief in hell. But that is not the whole story.
Church groups network for Japan relief
Ecumenical partnerships provide food, water and medical aid as UMCOR donations reach $600,000.
New rule for schools: More clergy, more funds
The higher education board has changed the formula for distributing funds to United Methodist seminaries.
Small groups are in our DNA
John Wesley understood Christianity as a social religion. Participating in a small group provides community, accountability and spiritual growth.
Census helps church with evangelism
The demographic data will help Christians “reach the people God has given us,” says leadership expert.
Giving to those who give relief
Your offering for One Great Hour of Sharing ensures UMCOR has staff and supplies to respond efficiently in times of disaster and beyond.
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