Posts from March 2018

Chuck Knows Church: Good Friday

Jesus was crucified on the Friday of Holy Week. Learn how the day came to be known as Good Friday. View Video Credit Chuck Knows Church: The Original Series aims to interpret the objects, symbols, and terms we often hear in church. Each video features “Chuck” who helps us learn more about our church while…

Dave Ramsey’s Smart Conference

Dave Ramsey’s Smart Conference – One Day Can Change Everything! Join our group today and save. Interested in going?  You Need to Plan Now! About The Event Smart Conference is Dave Ramsey’s most exciting event of the year. At Smart Conference, you will learn powerful, proven methods to help you make a real impact on…

Desktop Meditation: Easter Joy

“He is risen!” Watch a reflection on the Resurrection that includes joyful photos of United Methodists around the world, set to an upbeat rendition of the song “Marching in the Light of God” performed by the Africa University Choir. Watch Video Credits Photographs were taken by United Methodist News Service photographers and photographers from various…

Dorothy Irene Height

March is Women’s History Month. Activists today may be inspired to hear the stories of six historic figures who advocated for women’s voting rights as part of their Christian calling. Dorothy Irene Height When the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. gave his historic “I Have a Dream” speech in 1963, Dorothy Height was the only…

Mary McLeod Bethune

Mary McLeod Bethune (1875-1955) Mary McLeod Bethune is perhaps best known as a champion of African-American education. As a youngster, she taught her siblings and former-slave parents how to read. Today, the school she founded — Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, Florida — receives support from The United Methodist Church’s Black College Fund. But she…

Jessie Daniel Ames

Jessie Daniel Ames (1883-1972) To get Congress to pass the 19th Amendment, suffragists endured beating, imprisonment and the torture of forced feedings. Still, that was just the first step. Getting states to ratify the measure seemed just as daunting a task. That was especially true in the old Confederacy where the amendment faced its strongest…

“More To Your Story”

More to Your Story Bible Study Join us with bestselling author Max Lucado on a journey through the promises of the New Testament and discover your place in God’s plan. Everything changes when you see how your story fits within God’s. Above us and around us God directs a grand saga, written by his hand,…

Rev. Anna Howard Shaw

The Rev. Anna Howard Shaw (1847-1919) Anna Howard Shaw became one of the first women granted a license to preach by the Methodist Episcopal Church. Later, she became the second woman to graduate from Boston University School of Theology. However, her calling hit a snag when the New England Conference refused to ordain her. The…