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Bikers exercise while generating electricity at the green gym at Cass Community Social Services, part of Cass Community United Methodist Church in downtown Detroit. UMNS photos by Jess Warnock. Accompanies UMNS story #023. 1/10/12.; A UMNS photo by Jess Warnock

UMTV: Green Gym At Church

A United Methodist pastor is leading a revolution - a green revolution. Donated exercise equipment and discarded tires provide jobs and power. 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

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

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 (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

UMTV: Grace House Heals Families

Church turns home across the street into a place of hope for families in transition. "Everybody needs a little jump start once in a while." View

UMTV: Catering Work for Homeless

Inside the Box buys a meal for a homeless person for every lunch sold. Homeless teens train for jobs in food service. Good food for a good cause. View

Finding God in unexpected places

Denver encounter with a homeless man reminds traveler that 'we all have a hole in our soul.' Read More

GC2012: Breaking bread with the homeless

Delegates took a break from legislative tedium to eat and sing with Tampa's homeless. Read More

Helping the Homeless 101

For college students running a Philadelphia homeless shelter, the biggest lesson is one they aren't learning in class. Read More

Meharry tackles health care from all angles

From cancer research to community partnerships to reduce diabetes, historic Meharry keeps an eye on the future. Read More

Cyclists pump up hearts, environment

Creative ministry not only helps homeless people get exercise and job skills, it benefits the environment. Read More

Ed Metzler and his wife, Erma distributed $50 worth of $1 and $5 bills Dec. 21 at a Goodwill Store as part of a Christmas outreach. Photo by Dan Gangler, Indiana Annual Conference

United Methodists reach out at Christmas

In diverse ways, congregations, conference employees and others shared resources, time and talents to brighten holiday for others. Read More

Church Empowers the Poor

A Nashville congregation welcomes those living in poverty and gives people who may have had many obstacles in life some new opportunities. View

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