Worship

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.
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.
Mission and Ministry
Gospel musicians record a song for an online worship service at Chisipiti United Methodist Church in Harare, Zimbabwe. United Methodists across the country are using music to provide strength and comfort during the pandemic. Seated, from left, are: Patricia Mapani, Christine Anesu Hove and Ricky Mapani. At rear is Ali White. Photo by Kudzai Chingwe, UM News.

Gospel music sparks hope amid COVID-19

Across Zimbabwe congregations, United Methodists keep music alive, offering solace and uplifting spirits.
General Conference
The Rev. Stephen W. Rankin. Photo by Hillsman Stuart Jackson, © Southern Methodist University.

It is time to separate

“As Genesis 25 says of Rebekah’s twins, we are like two nations struggling in the same womb,” writes former university chaplain.

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