Your ability to put your faith into action grows when you take action to grow your faith. Reading and reflecting on scripture can open new insight into today’s world. Themes of compassion for the hungry, justice for the oppressed, standing against evil, and so on are perennial – in antiquity when scripture was written, in this world today, and the world tomorrow. 

Please explore the recommended opportunities to dive deeper into scripture to find the right fit for you. Blessings on your journey!

Original Devotionals by Richfield UMC

Richfield UMC worshipers and members come together in various seasons to craft a daily devotional of all-original submissions. Experience a variety of prose, poems, prayers, and lyrics from a diverse range of writers. Print copies are available in the Free Little Library on campus (seasonal), are posted daily on Facebook (seasonal), and are available here in PDF electronic format.

The Latest Original Devo: Lent 2024

Welcome to a daily devotional for Lent, with a twist. In many daily devos, we read what others have written about, giving thanks for what they have shared with the world. This time, the writer is you, and this devotional is about what you have to share with the people in your lives. It is time to write your “Notable Narrative.”

Everyone has a story to share – even you! This devotional booklet is filled with daily writing prompts. Each prompt is intended to help you reflect on various aspects of your life. You will give thanks for your spiritual side, look back to your milestones, consider where you find comfort and hope, celebrate fun, express your feelings, and look ahead to the future.

Upper Room devotionals available

The church has a print subscription to The Upper Room devotional. You can pick up your copy on Sunday mornings and regular business hours. Both large print and pocket-size regular print copies are free, and your freewill donation help make this resource available to everyone.

The daily meditations are written by readers of the magazine and others interested in sharing their faith experiences through writing—both laity and clergy, published authors and new writers. The meditations are stories of real people working to live faithfully with the Bible as their touchstone. 

Published in 30+ languages with distribution in 100+ countries, every day, readers of The Upper Room around the world read the same story in many different languages and pray the same prayer together. The Upper Room daily devotional magazine is “where the world meets to pray” and encourages people everywhere to share their stories of faith. The Upper Room is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and part of Discipleship Ministries of the United Methodist Church. 


Try an Email Devotional Today!

Bless the Lent We Actually Have
40 days of readings and activities by Dr. Kate Bowler of Duke University.

Daily devo aimed at young people to pause, listen, think pray, and go.

God Pause
Reflections on scripture and hymns by Luther Seminary alumni.

John Ed Mathison
Daily messages by email and weekly 1-minute videos.

Lent & Easter Devotionals
Archive of seasonal devotionals from  The United Methodist Church.
Weekly themes from the Center for Action and Contemplation.
Poetry on scripture from Rev. Steven Garnaas-Holmes.

Daily writer-submitted devotionals from the UMC.
Social justice-centered quotes and prayers from Sojourners.

Try a Podcast Devotional Today!

Richfield UMC

2019-2020 sermons are archived in podcast form for you.

State of Belief
from Interfaith Alliance

The Interfaith Alliance examines the intersection of faith and politics.

Soul of a Nation
with Jim Wallis

Jim Wallis of Sojourners interviews faith leaders and changemakers.

The Robcast
with Rob Bell

Rob Bell talks life, scripture, mindfulness, and more.

Ordinary Blessings with Meta Carlson

Rev. Carlson recites and expands on prayers from her book.

Unlocking Us
with Brené Brown

Brené Brown interviews today's new wave of changemakers.

Additional Sources and Disclaimer:

Revised Common Lectionary | daily scripture readings curated by Vanderbilt University Divinity Library
New Practices Energize Your Prayer Life | article by Joe Iovino for United Methodist Communications
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