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Five Cups Resources

Posted: February 3 2021 at 04:18 PM

In The United Methodist Church, we celebrate two sacraments: baptism and communion. In these sacraments we experience outward, tangible signs, of inward grace; of God permeating unconditional love in and through our lives.

When is the last time you discussed your baptism or contemplated its impact on your life? If you're not baptized, have you ever wanted to know more about what baptism means?

5 Cups of Water is a five-week discipleship curriculum that invites you to engage with others in meaningful conversations about baptism and its impact on our lives as individuals and as a community: the body of Christ here on earth.

Here you will find 5 videos, one for each week of a five-week small group experience, accompanied by questions. All are welcome to use these materials. We hope these materials remind you of the grace poured out upon each in baptism and nurture you on your faith journey! 

Click here for 5 cups of Water guide and weekly questions


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