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Sara Dominguez works in child care at Dallas Bethlehem Center, including supervising this exuberant 20-month-old. Photo by Sam Hodges, UMNS

Dallas center experiences a resurrection

Closed in 2011, UMW mission institution reopens with diverse support from churches, community. Read More

FAQ

Where does the term, Good Friday, come from?

Also, called Holy Friday and Black Friday, learn more about the name of the day that commemorates Christ's death. Read More

A fresco painting from the late Middle Age by Giotto di Bondone depicts the Crucifixion. On Good Friday, Christians around the world reflect on the meaning of Jesus' suffering and death. A web-only public domain image.

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. Read More

Cool Ideas

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

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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

On the lighter side

Charles Wesley wins “Lent Madness”

Score one for Methodism! John's brother won votes in a unique Lenten practice that mirrors the brackets some basketball fans use during March Madness. Read More

Daily Devotional

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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

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