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The Rev. Dan Dick (left) and Lisa King pray together during evening worship at the 2012 United Methodist General Conference in Tampa, Fla. A UMNS photo by Mike DuBose.; Mike DuBose, UMNS

Services and Liturgies for Times of Crisis

These resources will help you speak words of comfort and healing in times of tragedy. 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

In response to tragedy, the people of we are united in prayer, united against violence, united for Orlando, united in love. Photo courtesy United Methodist Communications.

United in love: Being Wesleyan means coming together

Following a mass shooting in Florida, the people of The United Methodist Church are united against violence, united in prayer, united for Orlando, and united in love. Read More

Council President: Statement on the Orlando shooting

Bishop Bruce R. Ough, president of the United Methodist Council of Bishops, issued a statement about the June 12 mass shooting in Orlando, Florida. Read More

9/11 Memories: Arlette Kitenge

From Rwanda, Arlette Kitenge had been in the U.S. for one year when terrorists struck on 9/11. View

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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

Native American leaders listen to a report to the 2016 General Conference about the 1864 Sand Creek Massacre. Photo by Paul Jeffrey, United Methodist Communications.

Discover the treasures: Finding God in our woundedness

Cheyenne and Arapaho descendants of victims of a massacre share with United Methodists how to move forward by searching for the presence of God. Read More

Photo illustration by Kathleen Barry, UMNS.

United Methodist Bishops reach out after Charleston shooting

After a tragic shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C., the Council of Bishops is reaching out to the bishops of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Read More

Three things youth can do about ISIS and Ebola

Jeremy Steele says reading about tragic situations can make us feel like there's nothing we can do. But that’s not the case. Read More

White, burning candles. A UMCom photo by Kathryn Price.

United Methodist church comforts Ft. Hood families

After more fatal shootings on the U.S. Army base, First United Methodist Church in Killeen, Texas helped the community cope. Read More

The Rev. Kelly Clem stands to offer the benediction and blessing at Goshen United Methodist Church in Piedmont, Ala., at the close of the service commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Palm Sunday 1994 tornado that killed 20 members of Goshen Methodist Church, where Clem was then pastor.  At right is the Rev. Joe DeWitte, current pastor of Goshen Methodist Church. Photo by Kay Campbell,

20 years after tornado, Kelly Clem speaks at church commemoration

Former pastor lost her 4-year-old daughter in tragic storm, but returned to be part of a service in church's new building. “A hundred little gifts reminded us that God is here.” 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

Churches beware: Liability insurance a must

The reality is that congregations must be prepared for lawsuits; having the right insurance is the first step. 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

Oklahoma climbs back after multiple tornadoes

United Methodists in Oklahoma extend relief work to areas hit by massive May 31 tornado, widest on record. Read More

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