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Christmas things you may not know

Christmas journey of Magi

Advent is a season full of traditions and experiences. Our journey to Christmas would not be the same without them. But how did they get started in the first place?

Things to make your Advent special

Advent blessing for tree

We are just two days away from the first Sunday of Advent! Here are some activities, ideas, and resources to guide you and your family on your journey to Christmas.

Thanks for everything, God!

Thanks for pumpkin pie

Sometimes giving thanks is easy. Other times it is hard. Nevertheless, counting blessings is pleasing to God and contributes to a joy-filled life.

COVID sparks interest in BeADisciple

BeADisciple promoted by Steve Wilke

Certifications are available, through BeADisciple, in specialties including children’s ministry, evangelism, spiritual formation, and Christian care and counseling.

Internet opens door to world

world travels in Uganda

The Rev. Carmen Cook, pastor of New Beginnings, a United Methodist Church in Beaverton and Gladwin, MI, learned the world is her parish on a teaching trip to Uganda.

Help share the Lord’s harvest

Youth harvest for SOS

Leaving part of the harvest for God’s people dates back thousands of years. Today, the Society of St. Andrew continues that biblical practice.

Our times are in God’s hands

Hands show love

What does it take to navigate tough times? Just trust in the Lord and put yourself in his hands, says the Rev. Cornelius Davis, Jr.

Proverbs speak to social media

Proverbs says be kind

Pastor Dillon Burns learned that, according to Proverbs, getting involved in another person’s fight is like yanking the ears of a dog. He encourages all to be wise when engaging on social media.

Halloween is more than ‘a good scare’

Pumpkins for Halloween

Halloween is a Christian name (All Hallows’ Eve) for a non-Christian holiday in the U.S. However, Halloween is “more than just a good scare,” says Pastor Mike Poteet.

Saints surround us every day

saints mentor us

Saints have been defined as ordinary people who have done some extraordinary things. A United Methodist pastor from Texas explains.