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Bishop Bruce R. Ough is  president of the Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church. Photo by Mike DuBose, United Methodist Communications.

Council president speaks following shooting deaths

Bishop Bruce R. Ough, president of the United Methodist Council of Bishops, issued a statement on behalf of the Council in the wake of shootings in the U.S. Read More

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

Members talk during crime victims support group meeting at Vinings United Methodist Church in Atlanta, GA.   Video image courtesy of United Methodist Communications.

Church Care for Crime Victims

Those who have suffered trauma find support at group founded by someone who knows the pain. “I felt a tremendous need to come to church...and be with other people.” View

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

A statue of “Weeping Jesus” is found near the memorial site in Oklahoma City where 168 perished in the 1995 terrorist bombing. Photo by Ronny Perry, UMNS

‘Jesus wept’: Finding God’s comfort when times are bad

Writer reflects, 'Though only 10 characters, too short to tweet, that verse has tremendous significance, when we are struggling to find hope.' Read More

United Methodists killed at Kansas Jewish center

Pastor Adam Hamilton shared news via Facebook that two of those shot, a grandfather and his grandson, were members of Church of the Resurrection. Read More

Lieutenant commander Rev. Jennifer Bowden,  a Navy Chaplain and a United Methodist, is serving near Oso, Washington after devastating mudslide. Photo courtesy of the West Michigan Conference of the United Methodist Church.

Navy Chaplain serves in Washington mudslide disaster

Jennifer Bowden is serving Navy families and helping with the search for survivors in Oso. "Every day I go in it's surreal." 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

How pastors can ‘bloom where planted’

Clergy - not just military families - deal with frequent moves, new assignments and expected and unexpected anxieties. Read More

Seeing God’s presence in a week of tragedy

In an unprecedented time of challenges, many see God's love in multiple ways. Read what they say and share what you have seen. Read More

Messages of caring and hope for Boston

Bishop and United Methodists around the globe testify to seeing God in action after the bombings at the Boston Marathon. Read More

Church offers help in wake of tragedy

We can never know why tragedy occurs, but The United Methodist Church offers resources to help those seeking consolation. Read More

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