Being April Fools

For the message about the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.   1 Corinthians 1:18 (NRSV)… Read more

Seeing Son-light on Easter morn

During this Holy Week we remember how our Lord and Savior entered Jerusalem, at first celebrated but then castigated by the clueless crowds there. We recall how he went from… Read more

Create in Me A Clean Heart

House Cleaning, Heart Cleansing

In his classic little book My Heart-Christ’s Home by Robert Boyd Munger we read about a Christian whose walk with God is comparable to various rooms in a house. As the writer…  Read more

Alaska. Unalakleet Evangelical Covenant Church. Snow covered church and streets at mid winter.

What if you need to cancel Lent, or Easter?!

There are times when it is simply not safe to try to gather for worship, even if it is on Easter or one of these other Holy Days. But the choirs, the children, the praise band and countless others have worked hard for months preparing  Read more

Holy Week Highlights: Churches inspire with worship, outreach

Holy Week may well be the most celebrated and worship-filled week of the year in Christian churches. Many EPA Conference churches are bustling with activities from Palm/Passion Sunday through Easter,… Read more

Phila. Inquirer reports EPA churches’ use of Eco-Palms

The Rev. David Tatgenhorst of St. Luke UMC in Bryn Mawr leads members in celebrating Palm Sunday on the church lawn prior to their procession into the sanctuary singing Hosannas… Read more

Maundy Thursday: ‘A new commandment to love one another’

An article at umc.org/what-we-believe/what-is-maundy-thursday defines Maundy Thursday as “an alternate name for Holy Thursday, the first of the three days of solemn remembrance of the events leading up to and… Read more

Special Film Depicts Range of Emotions at Easter

NASHVILLE, Tenn. April 7, 2014 /GBOD/ The range of emotions Christians experience concerning the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ are dramatically portrayed in a new short film celebrating Easter… Read more