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Mission and Ministry
A medieval painting of the "Doom" or Last Judgment in St. Thomas Church, Salisbury, England. Photo by Nessino, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Ask The UMC: What is the history of Advent?

Advent, which means “coming” or “arrival,” was widely practiced across Christian churches worldwide by the sixth century.
“I am who I am” (Exodus 3:13-15) is God’s response to Moses’s question, “… and if they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ Then what shall I tell them?” Milky Way image by Pete Linn, courtesy of Pixabay; graphic by Laurens Glass, United Methodist Communications.

Ask The UMC: What names can be used for God?

Christians know God by many names.
Mission and Ministry
Ghanaian immigrants gather for worship at Calvary United Methodist Church in Hamburg, Germany. They rent the sanctuary from the Evangelical Church, the state church of Germany. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Ask The UMC: Do United Methodists observe Sabbath on Sunday?

United Methodists do not mandate the practice of Sabbath on the seventh day, but we do call one another to practices associated with Sabbath in Judaism.
Theology and Education
A view of the statue "Christ the Redeemer" in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Scripture is Matthew 5:44. Photo by Jose Guertzenstein, courtesy of Pixabay; graphic by Laurens Glass, United Methodist Communications.

Ask The UMC: How do we love our enemies?

Many Christians struggle with this question. Even when it's hard, we are called to love our enemies.

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