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Pentecost in a box

Pentecost marks the coming of the Holy Spirit and the birthday of the Christian church. Use this activity in Sunday school or other children's gatherings or put them materials in an envelope and send to each family, encouraging them to celebrate Pentcost at home!

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This stained glass window at Wesley Memorial Methodist Church in Epworth, England features John and Charles Wesley. Photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications

Archives & History

Celebrating United Methodist Heritage Sunday

Use the Rev. Alfred Day’s message, a virtual choir anthem and the other Heritage Sunday 2020 resources to inspire and strengthen your congregation on May 24 or for a special service later this spring or summer.

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Fast-track training: Adobe Rush

Adobe Rush is a video editing tool that can help busy clergy and volunteers give a professional look to their ministry videos. Compelling video can help local churches connect with members and seekers across multiple communication channels like Facebook or the church’s website.

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UM Agencies

Agencies provide resources and services that equip local congregations and provide a connection for ministry throughout the world. These organizations can be found at all levels of the connection (churchwide, regional and local).

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The UMC is Making a Difference

Through United Methodist Giving, we respond to crises, develop innovative solutions to challenges facing communities, advocate for justice and peace and so much more. 

Together, we empower local spiritual development and educate Native American seminary students to serve God faithfully.

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May is Asian Pacific Islander American Heritage Month. Learn about the history and contributions of Asian and Pacific Islander Americans and how your Special Sunday donation provides college scholarships to Asian and Pacific Islander American students. Infographic courtesy of Religion and Race.

Diversity and Inclusiveness

May is Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Learn the history of Asian and Pacific Islander Americans in your community and church. Raise awareness and speak out against the racist aggression facing Asian Americans in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Knights of North Castle logo. Courtesy of Cokesbury VBS. 2020.

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Cokesbury offers virtual vacation Bible school option during COVID-19

To help churches unable to hold their vacation Bible school programs in person this summer, Cokesbury has developed a complete digital version of one of its 2020 curriculum.

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Spiritual Disciplines

Small group Bible study. Courtesy of Discipleship Ministries. 2019

Spiritual Formation

Spiritual practices for small group leaders

It's vital that small group leaders engage in spiritual practices that strengthen their relationship with God and move them forward in their own journey of faith. Good practitioners make good leaders.

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