Chuck Knows Church: Ash Wednesday
Ever seen a little smudge mark on someone’s forehead as they walk out of church? That’s a sign of the cross and it means it’s Ash Wednesday.
Desktop Meditation: “A Lenten Journey”
“Mini retreat” offers a personal chance to reflect on the 40 days of Lent through photos and singing of “Come, O Thou Traveler Unknown.”
Chuck Knows Church: Shrove Tuesday
Ever wonder why there’s almost always a pancake breakfast at church some time before Easter?
UMTV: Prison Ministry Restores Hope
Former inmate Kimery Finger credits support of Cascade UMC for her new lease on life. “They were a bunch of sisters holding me up.”
UMTV: Kenya Youth Leader
Peter Karanja fled violence in his town, but found a church home at the United Methodist Church of Naivasha. Now his faith inspires others.
Chuck Knows Church: Lent
Ever heard, “I’m giving up sweets for Lent”? Why does Lent make people want to give up something?
UMTV: Bowling Church
When an Ohio congregation tried worship outside the walls, attendance doubled, then tripled. “We had lines waiting to get into the building.”
Chuck Knows Church: The Cross
Why the cross rather than the fish for the accepted Christian symbol? Do you know?
Chuck Knows Church: The Organ
Got pipes at your church? How ’bout an electric organ? No? What about a praise band? No matter, the organ has a rich tradition in the Christian Church.
Bishop Melvin Talbert: MLK and Care for Veterans
Bishop Melvin Talbert recalls the legacy of Martin Luther King and offers a perspective for how people of faith should treat those in the military.
Chuck Knows Church: Baptismal Font
Next time you’re in church, see if you can spot the baptismal font. Know anything about it, other than there’s water in there?
UMTV: Homeless to Hopeful
An Arkansas man recalls the day he hit rock bottom and how a hot meal at Theressa Hoover United Methodist Church saved his life.
UMTV: Worship and Workout
Pastor at gym stresses faith, fitness all week. “I look at the Y like the woman at the well. People come here. I provide that spiritual connect.”
Chuck Knows Church: Clerical Collar
Does your pastor wear one? Where does this ecclesiastical garment come from?
Melissa Crutchfield: A Role in Relief
UMCOR team member recalls how the Haiti earthquake changed her. “It was the perfect storm, personally and professionally.”
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