Top UMC Videos of 2011
From TV stars to missionaries, United Methodists showed the role faith plays in their journey. And how they share that faith with others.
UMTV: Honey Dudes Do Good
Single moms and widows in one town can give their “honey do” list to the Honey Dudes and get a free helping hand with household repairs.
The Rev. Shane Stanford: Living with HIV
He kept a secret until he was ordained, then some churches turned their backs. “I wasn’t so much upset with God as much as with God’s people.”
UMTV: Youth Share Thanksgiving Meals
“I was taught at this church that everybody is family.” Young people prepare turkey dinners with a side of caring for elderly neighbors.
Greeting Job Seekers: John Harper
Harper volunteers for the Job Networking ministry at Roswell United Methodist Church and is committed to helping those who are out of work.
Training Churches for Job Ministry: Katherine Simons
Simons works with Roswell UMC’s successful Job Networking ministry and hopes other churches will begin their own to help those out of work.
UMTV: Restaurant Owner On Mission
Steve Pool cooked up a way to help others. “No matter who you are or where you live, there are missions within ten miles of your house.”
UMTV: Church’s Harry Potter Halloween
Each year, one UMC becomes Hogwarts for a day. Some call it magic. “To be bold enough to sponsor a Harry Potter festival, it’s remarkable.“
UMTV: Church Welcomes Job Seekers
Roswell UMC has 360 volunteers who offer networking opportunities and spiritual support to those looking for work.
UMTV: Art by Grieving Children
Center helps kids share feelings. “I wish every community had some way to recognize that they’re grieving and to do something about it.”
Circles of Care for Immigrants
Therapist-turned-pastor provides free mental health support for immigrants facing long separations from family and fears of deportation.
Family Vacation from Cancer
Church gives trips to those dealing with disease. “It takes their childhood away. When you get to just have fun, that’s giving a piece of that back.”
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.”
9/11 Memories: Arlette Kitenge
From Rwanda, Arlette Kitenge had been in the U.S. for one year when terrorists struck on 9/11.
9/11 Pastor Seeks Peace
Myrna Bethke lost a brother on Sept. 11, but the pastor channelled her grief by helping others work toward making the world more peaceful.
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