Worship

Theology and Education
Eucharist is shared during the morning prayer held in the chapel of Sarum College during the 2016 Wesley Pilgrimage in England. Photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications.

Ask The UMC: Is communion simply a ritual of remembrance?

Holy Communion recalls the last supper Jesus had with his disciples. But it is more than just a ritual of remembering. It is primarily an act by which God feeds us, sustains us, and empowers us to live as Christians in the world.
Mission and Ministry
Jane Marshall, seen at her piano in 2016, became a revered figure in United Methodist circles and beyond for her many anthems, hymns and other sacred music pieces, as well as her work as a music educator. She died May 29, 2019, in Dallas, at age 94. UM News file photo by Sam Hodges.

Jane Marshall, revered composer, dies at 94

Her anthem ʽMy Eternal Kingʼ became a staple for United Methodist choirs and others.
Theology and Education
The Rev. Jerome R. DeVine (left, rear) makes the sign of the cross on the Rev. Kyland Dobbins during a reaffirmation of baptism at Facing the Future 2018, an event for clergy in cross-racial/cross-cultural appointments, in Newark, N.J. DeVine described the service as “both a remembering of how we are claimed by God's grace in baptism as well as the ongoing gift of grace that heals and strengthens us in the midst of the storms of life and ministry.”

Ask The UMC: Do United Methodists make the sign of the cross?

Why is making the sign of the cross sometimes viewed as foreign to United Methodists? The answer isn’t hard to find.
Theology and Education
The Rev. Jerome R. DeVine (left, rear) makes the sign of the cross on the Rev. Kyland Dobbins during a reaffirmation of baptism at Facing the Future 2018, an event for clergy in cross-racial/cross-cultural appointments, in Newark, N.J. DeVine described the service as “both a remembering of how we are claimed by God's grace in baptism as well as the ongoing gift of grace that heals and strengthens us in the midst of the storms of life and ministry.”

Ask The UMC: Do United Methodists make the sign of the cross?

Why is making the sign of the cross sometimes viewed as foreign to United Methodists? The answer isn’t hard to find.

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