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Lent & Easter

At Easter, United Methodists across the world join with other Christians to celebrate the Risen Christ! 

The journey to Easter begins on Ash Wednesday as we pause to reflect on this holy day of repentence. As we move through the 40 days of Lent, we may choose to praise and worship the Lord; to read the Bible more, and to pray more often, all in preparation for celebrating the most sacred of days.

With Holy Week upon us, we contemplate Jesus' final days on Earth, an intense time of joy, betrayal and mourning, all leading up to the most glorious day when we rejoice in Christ's Resurrection on Easter!

Lent is a time for self-reflection and deepening your relationship with Jesus, but can also be a time to show God's love to others. Consider how you might creatively observe this holy season. Photo illustration by Canva.

Ways We Grow

Beyond fasting: 10 tips for a more meaningful Lent

Study a book of the Bible, read a John Wesley sermon or perform random acts of kindness. There are lots of ways to be creative and get the most from the Lenten season.

Keeping it simple and using relatable language is important when explaining the Easter story to children. Photo by Cottonbro from Pexels.

Family and Faith

Easter: a kid-friendly explanation

A United Methodist children's ministry leader explains how to talk to kids about Easter.