The feature film “80 for Brady” is based on a group of real-life friends who bonded over their love of football and especially quarterback Tom Brady. One of the film’s inspirations is 'cradle Methodist' Elizabeth “Betty” Pensavalle.
Two churches are continuing a unique ministry created by the late Rev. Doug Williams to make brightly colored wooden toy cars to give to children in foster care and those enrolled in the church's early childhood program. Between them, the two churches have distributed more than 17,000 toy cars.
The United Methodist Church’s pension agency is now offering retirement benefits to both the African Methodist Episcopal Church and Global Methodist Church — building closer ties in a time of upheaval.