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Donna Glessner volunteers at a memorial to those who died on 9/11. Video image by United Methodist Communications.

9/11 Memorial in Shanksville

In 2001, passengers of Flight 93 died to save others in the path of a hijacked plane. Now United Methodists help honor them at a memorial in Pa. View

Photo of woman in contemplation

9/11 Pastor Seeks Peace

Myrna Bethke lost a brother on Sept. 11, but the pastor channeled her grief by helping others work toward making the world more peaceful. View

Raphaël Aboua (right) helps serve Holy Communion at Ebenezer Beago United Methodist Church in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire. Photo by Isaac Broune, United Methodist News Service.

Topic: Sacraments, Rites and Rituals

Explore how United Methodists understand baptism, communion, rites and rituals other Christian churches view as sacraments. More

The body of 107-year-old Rev. Isaac Momoh Ndanema is led out of church for burial. Often called “Pa Ndanema,” he chose to live simply and served as a peacemaker and social evangelist while encouraging the local language.Phileas Jusu, United Methodist Communications.

God is with us: Blessing the dying and those who grieve

As people come to the end of life, United Methodist pastors offer the strength, hope, and peace of Christ in this difficult yet sacred time. Read More

Volunteers place wreaths on every gravestone at Central Texas Veterans Cemetery at Killeen.

Holiday Wreaths for Veterans

Some volunteers in Texas have chosen to honor soldiers' sacrifices with a special holiday tradition. View

Dave Wallis helps his church maintain this Fountain and Memorial Wall at First United Methodist Church in Muncy, Pennsylvania. Photo courtesy of First United Methodist Church in Muncy, Pennsylvania.

Honoring lost loved ones with unique memorials

Church members share innovative ways they channeled their grief by creating personalized tributes. Read More

Bishop Rueben P. Job helped shape the church's understanding of Wesleyan teachings and influenced what congregants sing at worship. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Bishop Job, who helped people deal with death, dead at 86

Job wrote more than 20 books including, “Three Simple Rules: A Wesleyan Way of Living.” He also left a mark on the United Methodist Hymnal. Read More

The Goshen Memorial outside of Piedmont. Ala. was built as a memorial tribute to the 20 people who were killed when a large wedge type tornado slammed into Goshen United Methodist Church during a Palm Sunday service killing 20 people inside. The memorial is built on the site where the church once stood. Photo by Bill Wilson, The Anniston Star

Healing and hope after the unthinkable

Rev. Kelly Clem, who lost 20 worshipers including her daughter in a devastating tornado on Palm Sunday, 1994, says through “brokenness” we experience the power of Christ. Read More

How is cremation and organ donation consistent with resurrection of the body?

The United Methodist Church accepts cremation and organ donation. Is this consistent with resurrection of the body? Read More

What happens after a person dies?

Do they go directly to heaven or hell or do they go to a holding place until Christ returns to earth for the final judgment? Read More

What is the United Methodist view on suicide?

Learn more about the United Methodist stance on suicide. Read More

‘Grateful to God’ for Kenya mall experience

United Methodist employee in Nairobi when assault occurred delays return to U.S. to help Kenyans as tragedy unfolded. Read More

Gloria Holt, prominent lay leader, dies

She served at every level of the denomination, but her greatest passion was disciple-making at the local church. Read More

The Church in China: Focus on disaster relief

When disaster strikes, Amity goes to front lines, a new action in a country where government traditionally managed disaster response. Read More

Africa U. to offer palliative care degree

Palliative care treats the whole person - body, mind and spirit. Read More

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