Serving

Video explores painful subject of suicide

Chicago (UMNS) - A video on suicide prevention and ministry with those who may be considering suicide has been produced through a creative ministries grant from the United Methodist Northern Illinois Annual (regional) Conference. Retired chaplain and United Methodist pastor, the Rev. Kent Svendsen, draws from his 15 years of teaching suicide prevention for the U.S. Army in this video produced by Tim Frakes. 

Chaplains: Serving

  • Liturgy prepared by Laura Bender, U.S. Navy, endorsed member of the New York Annual Conference. May 2007. For assistance contact umea@gbhem.org.
  • To assist in the transition from war to civilian life; this liturgy gives the congregation the opportunity to participate. Liturgy prepared by Laura Bender, U.S. Navy, endorsed member of the New York Annual Conference. May 2007.
  • Multifaith prayer is a growing international phenomenon. In fact, the current proliferation of multifaith prayer activity is unprecedented in human history. And as more and more regions of the world become environments of multiculture and multifaith, the occasions for multifaith prayer are increasing.
  • This Spotlight provides background information, prayers, liturgies, sermon starters and websites for the National Day of Prayer for Mental Illness Recovery and Understanding - October 3, 2006 and Mental Illness Awareness Sunday, October 8, 2006. You are encouraged to use these resources throughout the years to raise awareness about mental illness. In seeking God's guidance, we can recommit ourselves to replacing misinformation, blame, fear and prejudice with truth and love in order to offer hope to all who are touched by mental illness.
  • These prayers are part of a packet of worship cards designed for use in special situations. The set of laminated cards include a Service of Holy Communion, a Service of Baptism, a Service of Healing, Prayers for Emergency Workers and Caregivers, and a card of Service Music. Sets are available through Cokesbury at 1-800-672-1789, item #729547. The cost is $5.00.
  • Prayers here were sent to the United Methodist Endorsing Agency for sharing. "We humbly share that the following comes with our deepest prayers of thankfulness to God for all the chaplains and to seek His ever-present protection and care for all, including their families, hoping that all will feel Him."
  • This service may be used anytime throughout the year to honor those who have sacrificed for their country.
  • This service is one from a packet of worship cards is designed to be part of your pastoral-care kit for use in situations when other resources are not available. Other services are: Service of Holy Communion, presenter and the people, Service of Healing; Emergency Workers and Caregivers. Click on the title for the service.
  • This service is one from a packet of worship cards is designed to be part of your pastoral-care kit for use in situations when other resources are not available. Other services are: Service of Holy Communion, presenter and the people, Service of Baptism; Service of Healing; Emergency Workers and Caregivers.
  • This is one of the services from UMEA's laminated worship cards, designed to be part of your pastoral-care kit for use in situations when other resources are not available. Other services are: Service of Holy Communion, presenter and the people, Service of Baptism; Prayers for Emergency Workers and Caregivers.
  • This service is one from a packet of worship cards is designed to be part of your pastoral-care kit for use in situations when other resources are not available. Other services are: Service of Holy Communion, presenter and the people, Service of Baptism; Service of Healing; Emergency Workers and Caregivers.

2015 UMEA Continuing Education Opportunities:

“Unburdening the Burden Bearer”

  • Villa Maria del Mar in Santa Cruz, Calif. - February 2-5, 2015
  • The Weber Conference and Retreat Center of the Adrian Dominicans in Adrian, Mich. - May 4-7, 2015
  • Epworth by the Sea in St. Simon’s Island, Ga. - November 2-5, 2015
     

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