Resources & Websites

60 Minutes Story on Homeless Youth

For some children, socializing and learning are being cruelly complicated by homelessness, as Scott Pelley reports from Florida, where school buses now stop at motels for children who've lost their homes. Watch Hard Times Generation: Homeless Kids

Posted on July 10, 2013

The Invisible War — A Companion Guide

Recent cases of military sexual assault have drawn attention to this shameful situation. The Pentagon recently reported that the estimated number of military personnel victimized by sexual assault and related offenses has increased by 35% over the last two years alone. The faith community must do our part to protect the... read more»

Body of War

(2007 – 87 minutes – not rated)
Tomas Young left for Iraq a gung-ho soldier. He returned home paralyzed, struggling to deal with his physical limitations and his changing feelings about the war. This eye-opening documentary looks at the raging debate over the war in Iraq through the eyes of this... read more»

Posted on May 01, 2013

Whale Rider

(2003- 101 minutes- PG 13)
On the east coast of New Zealand, the Whangara people believe their presence there dates back a thousand years or more to a single ancestor, Paikea, who escaped death when his canoe capsized by riding to shore on the back of a whale. From then on,... read more»

Posted on May 01, 2013

Peace on the Land

Peace on the Land by Steve Sprecher This article gives examples of what the Bible says about some of the environmental issues which impact the world today. Biblical passages are used to show that we are to be stewards of the Earth and "we are not to exploit and waste... read more»

Posted on April 30, 2013

Because of You- Companion Guide Included

Using everyday examples, Hennessy demonstrates how young children help, and are helped by, the people in their lives; grow and learn; and teach others. They share toys, feelings, and ideas. These actions create friendships, and friendships around the world create peace. ‘It might begin…because of you.’... read more»

Posted on April 29, 2013

Black Gold by Esperanza Spalding

Music video of Esperanza Spalding singing Black Gold.   Watch Video

Posted on April 22, 2013

Faith and Mental Health Bulletin Insert

Bear one another's burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. Galatians 6:2 United Methodists around the world are called to join the Caring Communities program, congregations and communities in covenant relationship with persons with mental illness and their families. Mental Health Ministries, #3303, 2012 Book of Resolutions ... read more»

Seeds of Change- Companion Guide Included

Seeds of Change: Planting a Path to Peace by Jen Cullerton Johnson • Seeds of Change: Planting a Path to Peace brings to life the empowering story of Wangari Maathai, the first African woman, and environmentalist, to win a Nobel Peace Prize. Engaging narrative and vibrant images paint a robust... read more»

Posted on April 10, 2013

Peace with Justice Covenant Congregation Workbook

The Peace with Justice Covenant Congregation Program aims to make shalom — a word of greeting or farewell meaning peace — visible and active in people’s lives and communities. The General Conference assigned The... read more»

Posted on April 05, 2013

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