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Wolfgang is a service dog for a veteran with PTSD.

For some vets, service dogs are the ‘best medicine’

Veterans dealing with PTSD say training a canine companion "provides a one-time fee for a dog, instead of a lifetime of medication." View

Veterans Day Worship Resources

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A cross pin reflects Cmdr. Laura Bender’s service to the military. Photo by Jay Malin, UMNS

Topic: Ministry With Those Who Serve

Find stories, resources and videos about how The United Methodist Church supports military families. Read More

UMTV: Church Salutes Veterans

Vets and families honored with notes, photos, and more on Veterans Day. "This event means everything ... you can't thank them enough." View

Friends from Christ Church, a United Methodist congregation in Fairfax Station, Va., help celebrate the sixth birthday of Rawof (center) whose father, Hameed, served as a translator for the U.S. military in his native Afghanistan.

Churches step up to help Afghan interpreters

Eight United Methodist churches have extended their military ministry to include people who at great risk helped coalition forces. Read More

Useful Links

Find helpful information and health-related resources recommended by United Methodist military chaplains. Read More

Ministry with Those Who Serve: Videos

See inspiring stories about how churches and individuals are supporting the military and their families. View

Spiritual Resources

Find helpful information and health-related resources recommended by United Methodist military chaplains. Read More

Scouting

Young man’s tribute to grandfather provides hope and healing to U.S. troops. Read More

Inclusion of women in combat welcomed

United Methodist women in military service note that what ruling really does is to equalize competition for more than 200,000 jobs. Read More

A military couple hold hands during a From Warrior to Soul Mate retreat. Photo by William Buchanan.

Veterans learn skills to strengthen marriage

One military chaplain cares for the nation's wounded by helping them repair crumbling intimate relationships. Read More

The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. speaks Feb. 6, 1968, during a meeting at the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church in Washington. Web-only photos copyrighted by John C. Goodwin.

King opposed war, not those who served

King 'foot soldier' emphasizes that acts of concern and care for those who defend the nation are 'essential for any of us who claim to be antiwar.' Read More

Bishop Melvin G. Talbert. Photo by Ronny Perry, UMNS

Honoring veterans is tribute to King’s legacy

When protesting war or Jim Crow laws, Civil Rights leader engaged the policymakers, not those simply following orders. Read More

The Rev. Douglas Waite. Photo courtesy of Douglas Waite

Embrace military families and give thanks

Retired Navy chaplain reflects on 30 years of active service and shares ways for United Methodist churches to reach out. Read More

Chaplain Comforts Wounded Warriors: Chaplain Laura Bender

Laura Bender cheers from the sidelines at Warrior Games. She knows troops deal with physical and emotional wounds. "War changes everyone." View

The Rev. Laura Bender, a United Methodist Navy chaplain and  regimental chaplain for Wounded Warriors, shares a moment of laughter with Lance Cpl. Damaso Soto. A UMNS photos by Jay Mallin.

Sports help warriors on path to healing

Not all war wounds are visible. "One of the greatest wounds is the soul wound," said United Methodist Navy chaplain Laura Bender. Read More

Army Staff Sgt. Joe Murray holds his 3-week-old baby at his Fort Campbell, Ky., battalion headquarters.Photo by Hope Murray

Sunday Supper events reach out to military

Seeking new ways to honor veterans and to embrace military families, United Methodist congregations share special plans for Jan. 20 and beyond. Read More

UMTV: Church Meal for Military

"To know someone's wrapped their arms around their family is just a tremendous thing." Sponsor families, cards and care show congregation's support. View

United Methodists honor Inouye’s service

U.S. senator "demonstrated the highest ideals of what it meant to serve the country as well as to serve the public," says bishop. Read More

Church honors veterans’ stories of valor

Mother remembers 19-year-old son and families write thank-you notes for those who "put their lives on the line" during Veterans Day service. Read More

Spiritual resources for veterans and families

Veterans Day is on Sunday. Find sources of strength from The United Methodist Church to use throughout the year. Read More

Paul Davis (left) accepts the 2012 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award presented to Crystal Springs church by Jim Rebholz (right), honoring the church's support of U.S. Army Chaplain John Mark Branning (center).Photo by Jay Mallin, UMNS

Top award given for chaplain support

Crystal Springs (Miss.) UMC honored with Dept. of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award. Read More

United Methodist pastors called to serve

As the U.S. celebrates July 4, we remember the many United Methodist pastors who left their pulpits to serve as military chaplains. Read More

UMTV: Battle Buddies Mentor Veterans

Fellow vets support returning troops battling everything from PTSD to homelessness. View

Fort Logan National Cemetery during Memorial Day weekend, 2006. Photo by Anthony Massey, Wikimedia Commons.

Ideas for observing Memorial Day

Churches in the U.S. find a wide variety of ways to honor fallen veterans. "Remember, that was a person who had ... dreams and desires." Read More

Military chaplains ask if church cares

Chaplains serving in wartime ministries need to know the church values and appreciates them, writes the Rev. Randolph Cross. Read More

Methodist Bishops’ President Praises President Bush for Mideast Leadership

The president of The United Methodist Church's Council of Bishops today praised U.S. President George W. Bush for showing leadership within the United Nations to bring about a cease fire in the conflict between Israel and the Hezbollah militia in southern Lebanon and northern Israel Read More

United Methodist mom questions son’s death in Iraq

As President George W. Bush’s motorcade sped by, Celeste Zappala stood behind a police line, singing and waving a cross bearing the name of her fallen son. Read More