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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

Clergy and other church leaders lay hands on Bill Ohler during a disaster response meeting at Christ's Community United Methodist Church in Joplin, Mo. Ohler is a trustee at St. James United Methodist Church, that was destroyed by the tornado. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

Disaster recovery is much more than cleanup

Survivors may experience an inability to cope, a crisis of faith or a loss of hope. United Methodist Committee on Relief explains that spiritual healing is as necessary as physical rebuilding. Read More

Haiti 2013: Bringing light to darkest slum

A friend to Haiti since 2002, now missionary of a Florida church, Seung Don Kim walks with Haiti's children. First story in a series. Read More

UMTV: Prison Ministry Restores Hope

Former inmate Kimery Finger credits support of Cascade UMC for her new lease on life. "They were a bunch of sisters holding me up." View

UMTV: Grace House Heals Families

Church turns home across the street into a place of hope for families in transition. "Everybody needs a little jump start once in a while." View

A year after Minot flood: ‘Faith thrives’

Despite losing its building, Faith United Methodist Church continues its ministry through partnerships. Read More

Joplin one year later: Moving forward

Tornado victims remembered as Missouri city rebuilds with assistance from United Methodist donations, volunteers. Read More

Hope rises above flood damage in Minot

Recovery from last year's flood is going slow in North Dakota, but volunteers and donations are speeding up the process. Read More

Listening for the melody of God

The Rev. Connie Shelton speaks on living a fuller Christian life through authenticity, song. Read More

Churches Rethink 9/11

A Chicago community is rethinking church by honoring 9/11 heroes as well as their own first responders, "who stand up and protect us every day." View

Tornado Losses, Lessons:  Rev. Kelly Clem

The Rev. Kelly Clem lost her child and her church in a 1994 tornado. Now she is comforting others recovering from storms. View

Omaha Grows Community Care

United Methodists came together in Omaha, Nebraska for a unique effort to reach out to their neighbors and help change the world. View

Bishops hear call to lead church’s future

But church leaders face a challenge in gauging what sort of guidance United Methodists need, bishop admits. Read More