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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

Joe Hirsch prays over Franz the cat during a pet blessing. Video image by Clay Kisker, United Methodist Communications.

UMTV: Church Welcomes Pets

Hearts and Paws offers pet adoptions, a prayer hotline, and memorials. People say, "If you take care of my pets, you will take care of me." View

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

The Rev. Alice Pedone leads cowboy church, a ministry of Pine Mill UMC.

UMTV: Cowboys Rethink Church

Boots, bibles and hot breakfast welcome friends to cowboy church. View

Bishop Wertz, uniting leader, dies at 97

Leaders credit him with helping forge the merger into today's United Methodist Church. 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

Wandabula calls funds issue ‘mud-slinging’

Wandabula responds to moves by two United Methodist agencies to withhold funds in East Africa Conference after audits. Read More

Judicial ruling sought on East Africa funds

Western PA Conference questions about use of mission funds in East Africa projects are part of controversy surrounding bishop's actions. Read More

Allegheny students sort through garbage to promote the college's green efforts.

Green UM colleges make ‘cool schools’ list

Seven United Methodist-related schools make the list of 96 in Sierra Club survey of sustainability savvy. Read More

Religious life thriving on campus

Diversity accounts for new religious awakening at college level, say authors of 'No Longer Invisible: Religion in University Education.' Read More

Africa U. students become mission interns

United Methodist generosity provides education and improves future of many young people. Read More

Retired pastor supports young, new clergy

Western Pennsylvania mentoring program aims to fight the stress and burnout first-time clergy often face. Read More

Young men attend a bible study at the home of The Rev. Keith Kaufold as part of 8th Avenue ministry.

Street Pastor with a Past: Rev. Keith Kaufold

A former heroin user, the Rev. Keith Kaufold speaks firsthand about addiction and redemption. "God will turn your misery into your ministry." View

Helping the Homeless 101

For college students running a Philadelphia homeless shelter, the biggest lesson is one they aren't learning in class. Read More

Circles of Care for Immigrants

Therapist-turned-pastor provides free mental health support for immigrants facing long separations from family and fears of deportation. View

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