Churches Are Invited to Screen 'Extreme Home Makeover' Episode with UM Ties

September 22, 2011

A special invitation is being extended to faith congregations to screen an upcoming episode of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition." The hit ABC show is premiering this fall with an inspiring story of love, hope, and the unbreakable bond of family – with United Methodist ties. 

Steve Keefer and his son, Brian, faithful members of Salem United Methodist Church in Pennsylvania, have forged an incredible bond. Steve retired early to nurture his son Brian, a star athlete and homecoming king, who was paralyzed in a life-threatening accident in 2008 – just days before his 21st birthday. Steve and Brian are a team and have worked hard to help Brian realize his dreams of graduating from college someday and regaining his ability to walk.
The episode of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" features the show's first remodel in five years, including assisted technology to help Brian re-gain his independence in the house.
Congregations are being asked to screen this episode before it airs. Some ideas you might consider for your screening: having a church film night, hosting a special screening for youth groups, and/or hosting a community screening within your church. The choice is yours, but a scenario that involves a group of 20 or more people would be ideal. There are no surveys to take or questions to answer afterward, however – just sit back and enjoy! Promoters say they just want the episode to be viewed by as many faith people as possible.
To get the DVD, contact Melissa Dixon with the National Council of Churches at and provide contact name and mailing address for your church.
The episode may be screened at any time before October 21.