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Shades of Grace is a United Methodist congregation in Kingsport, Tenn. comprised mainly of homeless people. Video image courtesy of United Methodist Communications.

Open Doors for the Homeless

“I’m not where I want to be, but thanks be to God, I’m not where I was.” Congregation offers Shades of Grace to those living on the streets. View

Homeless teen receives care at United Methodist Crews'n Healthmobile in Phoenix, AR. Video image by United Methodist Communications.

UMTV: Clinic for Homeless Teens

One group of doctors, nurses and caseworkers doesn't just walk by the homeless youth in their city. They bring care to them, in a big blue van. View

Street pastors on patrol in downtown Bangor, ME. Photo by Beth DiCocco, courtesy of New England Conference.

It’s 9 p.m. Do you know where your pastor is?

If you’re in Bangor, Maine, he or she may be “on patrol,” offering a listening ear, a ride home or a calm voice. Read More

Rev. Will Shewey carries in the donated meal that will be served before worship at Shades of Grace in downtown Kingsport, Tennessee. Photo by Annette Spence, courtesy of the Holston Conference.

The least of these: Church serves ‘forgotten community’

Located in a former store, church's congregation is 50 percent homeless and provides meals, showers, prayer and acceptance. “This church is amazing. They don’t judge.” Read More

McMinnville Cooperative Ministries invited church members and supporters to camp out in a

Church, city standoff ends over homeless encampment

McMinnville Cooperative Ministries complies 'as little as possible’ to avoid court action. Read More

McMinnville Cooperative Ministries, a joint United Methodist-Lutheran church in McMinnville, Oregon, held a candlelight prayer vigil on Dec. 22, after learning the city was seeking to close the homeless encampment at the church. Photo courtesy McMinnville Cooperative Ministries

Church threatened with fines for taking in homeless

McMinnville Cooperative Ministries, a United Methodist-Lutheran Church, says it is meeting a big need. Read More

A woman uses a computer in housing provided to help homeless get back on their feet. Photo by Jessica Brodie, South Carolina United Methodist Advocate.

Churches help homeless families stay together

‘Finding myself in this predicament was not something I ever expected.’ Church programs provide housing, hope as displaced get back on their feet. Read More

Jonathan Palant, music minister at Kessler United Methodist Church, leads rehearsal for a performance of

Music minister steps out with Street Choir

Jonathan Palant recruits opera star to sing with ecumenical choir and homeless ensemble in “Street Requiem.” Read More

Members of AfterHours Denver sing hymns with the homeless in Civic Center Park on Christmas Day 2014. Video image by Deniger Stories for AH Denver.

Denver Church Celebrates Christmas with the Homeless

If you ever doubt there is God’s work going on in the world, watch 600 volunteers spend the holiday with their homeless brothers and sisters. View

Resident of tent city in Greenville, South Carolina with puppy. Photo by Jessica Connor, the South Carolina Advocate.

Being real: Relationships serve people in poverty

One woman’s journey into a tent city reveals real stories of the homeless, and how ministry workers bring hope of a new life. Read More

Ingrid McIntyre working with Nashville, Tennessee’s displaced tent city population. Photo courtesy Rethink Church.

Be awkward for Jesus

A few years after grad school, Ingrid McIntyre came to a crossroads: stay at her 9-5 job or work with the homeless. Her advice? Read More

Little River United Methodist Church aids homeless neighbors with showers and laundry. Photo courtesy the South Carolina United Methodist Advocate.

Helping ‘the folks from the woods’

Little River United Methodist Church offers homeless neighbors free showers, laundry to be a bridge "back to where they need to go.” Read More

Ingrid McIntyre (right) helps Joe Cox fill out paperwork to secure housing at an outdoor sanctuary for the homeless at Green Street Church of Christ in Nashville, Tenn. McIntyre is executive director of Open Table Nashville, an interfaith non-profit organization that works with the poor and marginalized. A UMNS photo by Mike DuBose.; Mike DuBose, UMNS

Humanizing the Homeless

Ingrid McIntyre, a United Methodist in Tennessee, was featured on CBS's "60 Minutes." She is a founder of Open Table Nashville, which works to end homelessness. View

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Homeless scholars inspire church pageant

Two sisters, who graduated with honors despite being homeless, inspired a Georgia church to incorporate their story into a Christmas play. Read More

Ministry with Poor Roundtable fosters friendships, ideas

The Ministry with the Poor Roundtable began on a blue note, with some pastors and ministry leaders saying they felt rather alone in their work and not as supported by The United Methodist Church as they should be. Read More

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