Easter

Theology and Education
Claudia Teli N'guessan sings during worship at Temple Emmanuel United Methodist Church in Man, Côte d'Ivoire, in this 2015 file photo. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Ask The UMC: When is Easter over? What comes next?

For Christians, Easter is a season of 50 days. Originally the Easter season was to continue forming new Christians in the faith. Ask The UMC explains more.
Local Church
Dexter United Methodist Church in Dexter, Mich., plans to tell the Easter story with live animals at a city park on April 16. Last year, the church held a similar event on church property. Like many congregations, Dexter expects to draw more Easter visitors now that COVID-19 is at a low ebb. 2021 file photo courtesy of Cathy Hunter, Dexter United Methodist Church.

Churches gear up for Easter revival

Congregations prepare to celebrate Christ’s resurrection this year as COVID is at a low ebb and new research shows people’s increased interest in visiting a United Methodist church.
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
Concord United Methodist Church in Lewisville, N.C., is presenting an outdoor Stations of the Cross this year for people at the church and the community to walk through different reminders of Christ’s passion. In this second year of the pandemic, churches continue to be creative while safely observing this holy season in the Christian calendar. Photos by Teresa Reece, Concord United Methodist Church.

Lingering pandemic enlivens Easter creativity

In this second year of the COVID-19 menace, United Methodist churches are embracing new ways to help people connect with Christ’s crucifixion and resurrection.

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