Lent & Easter

The  pure white lily is a symbol of the new life that came with the resurrection of Christ while its shape is a reminder of the sorrow of Good Friday.

Lent, the season that helps prepare us for the celebration of Easter, commemorates the 40 days Jesus spent fasting in the desert, according to the Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke, before beginning his public ministry.

As Lent draws to a close during Holy Week, we remember Jesus' death on a cross for us. Then on Easter Sunday, we celebrate the resurrection, that Jesus is alive.

Learn about this important season and find tools that will help enhance your worship throughout this holy time. 

The inlet cross of Belin UMC gleams brights against the sky over Murrell's Inlet, South Carolina. Photo by Austin Bond Photography.
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What We Believe

The United Methodist Lent Quiz

How much do you know about the themes and practices during the season of Lent? Take this quiz and be sure to share it with others.

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Lent is a journey of preparation for following the way of Jesus. Photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications.
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Ask The UMC-FAQs

What is Lent and why does it last forty days?

Lent is a season of forty days, not counting Sundays, which begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Holy Saturday.

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Beliefs & Traditions

Worship & Devotionals