Lent

Lent includes 46 days leading up to Easter. Traditionally, we refer to it as the 40 days leading up to Easter because Sundays are not included in the count.  Sundays are not included because the day has long been considered the day of resurrection, which is why we worship on Sundays. The season of Lent is […]

World Communion Sunday

Sunday, October 4, is WORLD COMMUNION SUNDAY, a celebration observed by many Christian denominations on the first Sunday of every October. The day, designed to promote Christian unity and ecumenical cooperation, has been around since 1933. In 1940, the National Council of Churches endorsed World Communion Sunday and began to promote it to Christian churches worldwide. At FUMC […]