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New & Noteworthy:

August 28, 2017

UMCOR Responds to Hurricane Harvey

UMCOR is currently working with disaster coordinators and early response teams to provide relief to the many people whose lives […]

Website
Times of Crisis
November 14, 2014

PRAYERS IN UMH

See musical Invitations to Prayer in UMH, which may precede any of the following prayers.  See musical Prayer Responses […]

Liturgy
Prayers for Various Occasions
April 30, 2007

Prayers for Those Facing Disasters

By The Rev. Taylor Burton-Edwards

These prayers may be offered by families, friends, or small groups who may gather for prayer and mutual support when […]

Article
Times of Crisis
January 22, 2013

Eleven Tips for Responding to Children’s Fears and Concerns Following a Disaster

By Melanie Gordon

Parents, teachers and caregivers are the key to helping children work through their feelings following a disaster.

Article
Crisis and Trauma
August 28, 2017

Upper Room Voices: Praying for Those Affected by Hurricane Harvey

The Upper Room is listening to church leaders and others in areas affected by Hurricane Harvey to provide resources for […]

Website
Times of Crisis
October 29, 2012

In the Eye of the Hurricane

By Kwasi Kena

They say there's calm in the eye of the hurricane Right in the middle As the storms brew and […]

Liturgy
Times of Crisis
November 16, 2015

Words Fail Amid Unspeakable Tragedy

By The Upper Room

Words fail amid unspeakable tragedy, but silence can be seen as assent or indifference. So we pray, believing that God […]

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Times of Crisis
March 26, 2014

Concerns and Prayers

By Andrea Murdock

We are a people who need you in your fullness — as Creative Father, Redeeming Son, and Sustaining Spirit. Our […]

Liturgy
Healing Services
December 3, 2017

Litany of God’s Advent

By Robin Knowles Wallace

Now is the season when we celebrate that the Creator of universes, of camels and dolphins, of sparrows and lambs, […]

Liturgy
September 28, 2017

O God, We’ve Prayed in Wind and Rain

Carolyn Winfrey Gillette composed this hymn in response to Hurricane Harvey, which devastated portions of Texas and Louisiana along the […]

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September 11, 2017

Trauma Resources for Ministry with Children and Families

By Melanie C. Gordon

There are times when we stand in a place where we need to reassure children that they are safe even […]

Article
Terrorism and Violence
September 1, 2017

Hymns in Times of Crisis

Scripture informs us of “a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a […]

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Drought and Famine
August 28, 2017

Upper Room Voices: Praying for Those Affected by Hurricane Harvey

The Upper Room is listening to church leaders and others in areas affected by Hurricane Harvey to provide resources for […]

Website
Natural Disasters
August 28, 2017

UMCOR Responds to Hurricane Harvey

UMCOR is currently working with disaster coordinators and early response teams to provide relief to the many people whose lives […]

Website
Natural Disasters
November 27, 2016

Three Ways to Celebrate Advent and Christmas Season Fully

By Taylor Burton-Edwards

We all know there is much competition for attention between Advent and Christmas Season (Advent 1 through Epiphany, January 6) and the […]

Article
October 16, 2016

A New Great Thanksgiving for Laity Sunday

This form of the Great Thanksgiving includes prayers for the church and the world, which may be led by laypersons […]

Article
July 8, 2016

There is a Balm: a shared prayer

By Claire McKeever-Burgett

There is a balm in Gilead,  but we don’t live in Gilead. We live in Minnesota (#philandocastile) […]

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Race Relations
July 8, 2016

Seven Suggestions for Healing in the Midst of Stress and Anxiety

By Flora S. Wuellner

God longs to heal us and renew us in these difficult times. The greater our responsibilities, the deeper is our […]

Article
Race Relations
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