Beliefs

Theology and Education
The crocus is viewed by some as a symbol of hope and new life after winter. Image courtesy of Pixabay.

Ask The UMC: Death and Resurrection Series

A series of articles explaining United Methodist beliefs about death and resurrection.
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.
Local Church
Taurai Mhishi hasn’t let his disability keep him from serving The United Methodist Church in Zimbabwe, where he has worked to clear church grounds for a parking lot at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Harare, Zimbabwe. His servanthood during the pandemic has inspired others to lend a hand. Photo by Priscilla Muzerengwa, UM News.

Shining a light on servanthood during pandemic

With money tight due to the country’s economic turmoil and COVID-19, Zimbabwe United Methodists lend their time and talents to the church.
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.

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