The first Sunday in October is World Communion Sunday. United Methodist congregations join many Christian churches across the globe for this celebration of unity among churches across denominations. Learn more about the origin of this ecumenical day of unity.
All Saints Day, also called the Feast of All Saints or All Souls Day is observed every year on the first day of November. United Methodist Churches honor the memory of deceased loved ones. This slideshow includes some of the ways churches remember those who have passed.
Mary T. Newman is a lifelong United Methodist. She is also a descendent of Cherokee Native Americans in the United States. Newman is an advocate for indigenous peoples. She works with the Tennessee Conference of the United Methodist Church to encourage better understanding of Native cultures and encourage churches and individuals to recognize this rich heritage.