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Mission and Ministry
Metaphors for resurrection are often found in nature. Image by zhugher, courtesy of Pixabay.

Ask The UMC: What do we mean by resurrection?

United Methodists affirm the Christian belief in the resurrection of the dead. Resurrection is a form of new creation, not merely a resuscitation.
Theology and Education
An abstract metal crucifix hangs on the wall outside the chapel at Sarum College in Salisbury, England. Photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications.

Ask The UMC: Where did Good Friday get its name?

Why is Good Friday called good? Learn what we know about where this name came from.
Church History
United Methodist Bishop Leontine Turpeau Current Kelly. Sepia photo by Mike DuBose, UM News. Graphic by Laurens Glass, United Methodist Communications.

Ask The UMC: Who are Black women pioneers in US Methodism? (Part 2)

Sally A. Crenshaw and Leontine T. C. Kelly are 20th century clergywomen who paved the way for women and Black Methodists in local and churchwide leadership.
A portrait of Ida B. Wells-Barnett circa 1893. Photo by Sallie Garrity, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons; graphic by Laurens Glass, United Methodist Communications.

Ask The UMC: Who are Black women pioneers in US Methodism? (Part 1)

Ida Wells Barnett was a pioneering journalist and Mary McLeod Bethune a pioneering educator.

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