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Ministry with Those Who Serve: Videos

To each one of us grace has been given. Ephesians 4:7. Illustration by Troy Dossett, United Methodist Communications

God at work before we know it: Prevenient grace

In this Wesleyan understanding, we remind ourselves grace is not something we claim under our own power. It is, instead, a gift from God. Read More

My grace is all you need. Illustration by Troy Dossett, United Methodist Communications

By grace we are forgiven: Justifying grace

Explore the Wesleyan concept of grace and what it means when we say grace is ‘a description of God at work in our lives.’ Read More

UMTV: Battle Buddies Mentor Veterans

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

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

Lay pastor Raphaël Aboua helps serve Holy Communion at Ebenezer Beago United Methodist Church. Photo by Isaac Broune, UMNS

Methodist History: Why Isn’t Communion Every Sunday?

You may know that in The United Methodist Church communion is offered to all, but here's why schedules for the sacrament vary among churches. View

Veteran Bill Shugarts volunteers at the Wall in D.C. Video image by United Methodist Communications.

Vietnam Vet’s Military Ministry

United Methodist Bill Shugarts is a U.S. vet whose work at D.C.'s Vietnam memorial inspired him to support today's troops too. View

Image of veterans receiving care packages. Courtesy of SAFE.

UMTV: Vets Helping Vets

Campus ministry near Army base supports soldiers and encourages veterans to reach out to other vets. "I have things to offer still." View

Dancer from the Aztec tribe of Mexico at the Oceti Sakowin camp performs during the peaceful protest of the construction of a crude oil pipeline that would run from North Dakota to Illinois. Photo by David Stucke, Dakotas Conference UMC.

United Methodists stand with Standing Rock tribe

A judge’s recent ruling offers a glimmer of hope for supporters who oppose the construction of a crude oil pipeline that would run from North Dakota to Illinois. Read More

Photo of the U.S. Pentagon where United Methodist Army Chaplain Terry Bradfield comforted employees following the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.

UMTV: 9/11 Highest Honors

United Methodist chaplain Terry Bradfield worked with the mortuary teams at the Pentagon on 9/11. Here are his reflections following the terrorist attacks. View

Raphaël Aboua (right) helps serve Holy Communion at Ebenezer Beago United Methodist Church in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire. Photo by Isaac Broune, United Methodist News Service.

Sacraments, Rites and Rituals

Explore how United Methodists understand baptism, communion, rites and rituals other Christian churches view as sacraments. 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

UMTV: Dogs Rescue Veterans

Jacob Hyde is a vet with a hidden wound: PTSD. Puppies Behind Bars gave him a new "battle buddy" to help him cope in civilian life. 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

UMTV: Church’s Commitment to Troops

In 2007, a military mom started a support group with her United Methodist church. Volunteers now send care packages to 900 active duty soldiers. View

Video image shows children at United Methodist Lazy F Camp.

UMTV: Seminarian Supports Military Kids

"Kids serve too. Small programs can make a huge difference." Learn how United Methodist Lazy F Camp focuses on the children of the deployed. View

Lots has been happening related to church unity and the struggle over church teaching on homosexuality.

Same-gender debate rekindles schism talk

Talk of splitting the church isn’t new, but recent developments have been intensifying the debate. Read More

UMTV: Clothes Comfort Veterans

Some volunteers are trying to make the lives of wounded warriors a little easier, by "sewing" they care. View

Veteran Dedicated to Vets

United Methodist Lou Riedlinger is a WWII and Korean vet who created a ministry to recognize and serve those in the military. View

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

UMTV: Airport Angels Greet Military

United Methodist volunteers at the busy Atlanta airport make sure service people on leave receive a warm welcome. View

Memorial Honors Military

6,400 ribbons pay homage to service people killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. "People have grown cold to the fact men and women are still dying." View

UMTV: Food Bank for Vets

While special ceremonies may honor U.S. veterans, one church is reaching out with something much more practical than parades. View