Advent begins the church year, starting four Sundays before Christmas, the celebration of Jesus Christ's birth, on December 25. Epiphany, or "Three Kings Day," happens on January 6.
Christmas, birthdays, anniversaries, retirement, births... Many occasions call for celebration. Honor someone in your life with a gift to mission.
A gathering of features and other resources centered on the Lenten season.
Black History Month is observed in February each year. African Americans have played important roles in the development of the United States.
March is Women's History Month: A collection of Features and resources on this theme.
"Without this offering so much of what UMCOR does to bring hope and healing to the world could not happen," says the UMCOR's Rev. Sam W. Dixon.
World Malaria Day is celebrated annually on April 25. This international event helps raise awareness and understanding of malaria, a preventable and treatable disease. Read More
This Special Sunday recognizes and supports contributions of Native Americans to the church and society. Approved by the 1988 General Conference, it is one of six churchwide offerings. Read More
Pentecost is celebrated on the fiftieth day after Easter and commemorates the coming of the Holy Spirit upon the apostles in Jerusalem. Read More
May 24 or the Sunday preceding is a Special Sunday celebrated by United Methodist congregations to reflect on our heritage, celebrate the church's history, and look forward to the future.
The goal in this annual recognition is to celebrate Asian/Pacific Americans' past, present, and future contributions to leadership and diversity in the US.
On September 21, churches and communities worldwide commit to Peace through prayer, meditation and other forms of spiritual observance. Read More
September 15-October 15 gives local congregations the opportunity to celebrate the importance and contributions of the Hispanic culture in worship. Read More
Observed on the first Sunday of October, this is a day to be in communion with Christians all over the world. Read More
Every October this observance reminds us of the needs of millions of children in our country. We are called not only to prayer, but to action. Read More
World AIDS Day is December 1 every year. United Methodists are encouraged to observe this event on or near that day.