15 years later: United Methodists remember 9/11
September 11, 2001 was a day no one can forget as lives were rocked across the U.S. and the world. We reached out to United Methodists living in New York at the time for this exclusive series of stories in which church leaders and members reflect on what happened that dark day and what lessons have impacted their lives and their congregations since then.
It was not an easy thing to relive such hard memories but those we interviewed hope their words will help others continue to work for a more peaceful world. As you mark 9/11, we share this prayer for reflection also.
In commemorating this tragedy,
we give you thanks for your presence
in our time of need
and we seek to worship you in Spirit and in truth,
our guide and our guardian. Amen.
from “A Prayer for the Anniversary of 9/11” by the Rev. Jeremy Pridgeon
15th anniversary remembrances
United Methodists Recall 9/11 in New York
15 years later, New Yorkers remember how their home churches stepped up to feed and care for neighbors following the 2001 terrorist attacks. View
Responding to hate: 9/11 and the power of love
Each year, the date 9/11 brings back strong feelings. United Methodists in New York remember how acts of love were a powerful response to the terrorist attacks of 2001. Read More
9/11 in New York: Rev. K Karpen
Tragedy led to an impromptu interfaith worship service at a church near Ground Zero. “We were looking to each other for words and prayers all day long.” View
9/11 in New York: Rev. Stephen Bauman
Pastor recalls seeing the best in people on that awful day 15 years ago. “Would that we could rise to our best without such an awful event.” View