Did Jesus descend into hell or to the dead?
The phrase in the Apostles’ Creed offers one answer to what Jesus did between Good Friday and Easter.
What is Maundy Thursday?
Learn what event in Jesus’ final days Maundy Thursday commemorates and what the name means.
Which came first: Easter or the eggs?
Even the most seasoned Easter worshippers may have questions about traditions such as decorated eggs, lilies and Peter Cottontail.
Passion plays unite believers across time
Reenactments of Jesus’ death and resurrection educate and inspire."It makes the Easter season. It makes my faith come alive."
March madness melancholy
We place the burden of victory on our sports heroes, but our players, coaches and teams often let us down. Thankfully, God doesn’t.
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.
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.
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.
Small groups form disciples, community
Thriving small groups help people develop meaningful connections, find opportunities for service and deepen their relationship with God.
What’s the meaning of ashes on the forehead?
Ash Wednesday emphasizes our sinfulness before God and our human mortality. The use of ashes is a sign of both mortality and repentance.
Lent gets 21st-century makeover
Initiatives urging abstinence from alcohol and reduction of carbon usage are reinventing Lenten fasting by linking it to wider social causes.
New group studies aid Lenten devotions
These Bible study and devotional selections will help make the 40 days of Lent more meaningful.
Rapper plays for children’s home on NBC show
If picked, Lil Jon will donate the winnings to the UM children’s home in Georgia. ”Every kid deserves a good home and the best opportunities.”
Church begins ‘radical experiment’
Members are encouraged to commit to daily prayer, study, worship, tithing and service for a year to deepen their relationship with God.
Every heart inclined to both good, evil
Evil is often not as dramatic as the Tucson shootings, and we all have the capacity to choose it.
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