Let Us Not Forget September 11, 2001

Let Us Not Forget September 11, 2001


New York Annual Conference, United Methodist Church



New York Annual Conference,
United Methodist Church

                                                               August 17, 2011


Let Us Not Forget 

September 11, 2001 

Commerate September 11, 2001
9/11 Resources


Provided through GBOD:
9/11 Plus 10:  Between Memory and Hope
     Worship, preaching and teaching resources for the tenth anniversary of 9/11 from The United Churchof Christ.  Visit Website


A Native American Litany from the Grief of the Nations
     This reading was created by the Reverend Anita Phillips in response to the disaster on September 11, 2001.  She was part of a disaster response ministry team sent from the Oklahoma Indiana Missionary Conference who worked with Mohawk recovery workers and others at the Ground Zero site.  Read more


A Service of Remembrance: 9/11 Anniversary and Healing Service
     Anniversaries are important occasions for remembrance and for recognizing our need for healing.  Read more


An Act of Praise on the Anniversary of September 11

     This Act of Praise for congregational worship combines the words of Psalm 46 and Martin Luther's hymn "A Mighty Fortress Is Our God" (United Methodist Hymnal, 110) with the words and music of Desmond Tutu and John Bell's "Goodness Is Stronger than Evil" (The Faith We Sing, 2219).  Read more


At a Time Like this (Prayer Song in Time of Need)

     This offeratory prayer song was written shortly after September 11, 2001, and it remains appropriate for any time of crisis.  The song may be sung by soloist, unison choral voices, or congregation.   Read more


Broken Dove

     Songwriter, performer, and teacher Lynda Lybeck composed  "Broken Dove"  three days after the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, D.C.  Visit music downloads


Congregational Act of Living Hope:  On the Anniversary of September 11, 2001

     A service of remembrance on the anniversary of 9/11/01.  Read more


Faith is Being Open

     This hymn by David j. Ourisman was written for use in services of worship and commemoration of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.  Visit music downloads


Peaceful Remembrance of September 11, 2001:  Forty Days of Prayer for Children

     This resource will guide leaders and parents as they journey with children who have no remembrance of September 11, 2001, but who will see images and hear stories of the devastating loss of that day in the weeks leading up to the 10th Anniversary.  We may not be able to answer all of their questions, but we can share God's gift of prayer.  Download PDF


Give Peace, O God

     "Give Peace, O God, Give Peace Again," writes henry W. Baker in this hymn that has been set to the tune Maryton with music by H. Percy Smith.  Visit music downloads



Additional Resources:  


Ready for Patriot Sunday?
     Patriot Sunday is the Sunday on or just before September 11, relating to the USA national holiday of Patriot Day on September 11 commemorating the events of 9/11/2001 and after.  These resources are for pastors, worship leaders, and educators preparing for September 11, 2001.  Read more



Ann Pearson

Ann Pearson

Director of Connectional Ministries

New York Annual Conference, United Methodist Church