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Bishop Holston's prayer for Tuesday of Holy Week

From the South Carolina United Methodist Conference on Vimeo.

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Sunrise behind the cross at Belin Memorial United Methodist Church in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina by Austin Bond Photography.

The United Methodist Holy Week Quiz


Get Your Spirit in Shape

Joe Iovino is the host of Get Your Spirit in Shape, a podcast by United Methodist Communications. Image by Joe Iovino.

Thoughts and encouragement during social distancing



United Methodist founder Charles Wesley’s Easter hymn “Christ the Lord Is Risen Today” is a celebration of resurrection and new life. Image by Kathryn Price, United Methodist Communications.

Risen today! A Wesley hymn devotion for Easter


Ways we grow

Adults can help young people understand the story of Jesus' death better. Photo courtesy, CC0 Public Domain.

Teaching children about Holy Week: Telling the whole story


People of God

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Spirit-filled and more: People of God


Easter Meditation

Desktop Meditation: Easter Joy


A Prayer for the World Facing the Coronavirus

The coronavirus pandemic has rapidly transformed life as we know it for millions of people all over the world. For many, COVID-19 carries feelings and challenges of fear, anxiety, economic hardships, isolation, and many other stresses. This prayer reminds us that as we are not alone in our feelings and we can ease our own fears by praying for others.

This prayer was used courtesy of St. Luke's United Methodist Church in Houston, Texas.



Holy Week

Three crosses stand above the cemetery at Israel United Methodist Church near Montrose, W.Va. This year, United Methodist churches are having to show extra creativity in observing Easter and all of Holy Week because of closed buildings and other restrictions brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Churches improvise as different Holy Week looms



Enforced COVID-19 isolation recalls days in prison



Elizabeth Knotts collects the offering at New Hope Valley United Methodist Church in Valley Furnace, W.Va., in 2015. Churches are dealing with tight finances in this time of suspended worship and shuttered businesses because of COVID-19. Still, giving continues. File photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Pandemic presents challenge to church giving