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 The Four Chaplains Memorial Foundation's mission is to tell the story of the “Four Chaplains” to promote Interfaith Cooperation and Selfless Service in individuals and organizations. The mission of the Corporation is to encourage selfless service in the tradition of The Four Chaplains and to teach and promote interfaith understanding and cooperation among all peoples. Image courtesy of the Four Chaplains Memorial Foundation.

Remembering four chaplains

Four Chaplains Day commemorates the events of Feb. 3, 1943, when the USAT Dorchester sank during World War II. Four military chaplains, including the Methodist Lt. George L. Fox, gave their own life vests to others and went down with the ship.
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Betty Pensavalle poses with her Tom Brady cutout. Pensavalle was one of the inspirations for the movie, "80 for Brady." Photo courtesy of the New England Conference.

Church member inspired new movie

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.
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The Rev. Carlton “Sam” Young has written a book about his long, fruitful career in church music, which includes editing The United Methodist Hymnal. Young titled his autobiography “I’ll Sing On: My First 96 Years.” Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

At 96, hymnal editor shares his story

The Rev. Carlton “Sam” Young’s autobiography covers his long career as a United Methodist composer, arranger, hymnal editor and scholar.
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Rep. Delia Ramírez Hernández (D-Ill.) was elected Nov. 8, 2022, to serve in the 118th U.S. Congress as its first United Methodist Latino woman. Her husband, Boris Hernández, supports Ramírez Hernández in her political career and in the service that she provides to the communities that she represents. Photo courtesy of Delia Ramirez.

First United Methodist Latina sworn into US Congress

Rep. Delia Ramírez Hernández (D-Ill.) was sworn into the 118th U.S. Congress on Jan. 7. She grew up attending Humboldt Park United Methodist Church in Chicago and has been a leader in the denomination.

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