Wedding Services: Basic Music Guidelines

by J. Wayne Pratt
Music can be a major element at a wedding, which often does not receive sufficient attention. Just as other elements (location, dress, flowers, liturgy, and décor) are… read more

Of Freedom, Love and Pain

by Carl L. Schenck
John 14:15-21 Preaching on Memorial Day weekend is difficult for preachers. A good many of those who attend American worship come with the expectation that the service will, in… read more

Why Easter Is More Important Than Christmas

by John Partridge
In the church, we observe a handful of “holy days” but really make a big deal about two of them: Christmas and Easter. The average church person believes this to be… read more

Questions and Answers About Ash Wednesday

by Amanda Murphy
(RNS) Today marks the beginning of Lent with Ash Wednesday. For Christians, Lent is a 40-day season of fasting, reflection and penance culminating in Holy Week and the Easter… read more

Labyrinth Walks for Lent, Holy Week, and Easter

by John W. Rhodes
If your church has a labyrinth the period of Lent, Holy Week, and Easter provides a great opportunity for beginning a practice of labyrinth walking. The suggestions provided in… read more

Quick Links for Lent

by Ministry Matters
We've created bins to make planning for Lent and Easter easier for you. Share the links with your worship planning team or small group leaders. If you've never celebrated Lent… read more
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