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Hannah Foust has raised enough money to build 3 wells in West Africa, and has inspired others to build 13 more. #UMCGC Photo by Mike DuBose, United Methodist Communications.

Get Your Spirit in Shape: Called to Serve

Hannah Foust has raised enough money to build 3 wells in West Africa, and has inspired others to build 13 more. And Hannah is just 14 years old. Listen

Image of Methodist Bishop Gilbert Haven. Courtesy: Archives and History.

Methodist History: Bishop Fought Slavery

Gilbert Haven lived in the 19th-century but was progressive in his stances to end slavery, allow interracial marriage, and grant ordination of women. View

The Rev. Heather Heinzman Lear, director of evangelism ministries at United Methodist Discipleship Ministries, welcomes some 50 scholars and pastors to the first North American ecumenical evangelism conference. Photo© by Tom Gillem

How to reclaim ethical evangelism

United Methodists joined with other Christians in North America’s first ecumenical evangelism conference. Here's what they discussed. Read More

A stained-glass window showing St. Francis is featured at Saint Francis United Methodist Church in Charlotte, N.C. Photo courtesy of Saint Francis United Methodist Church.

What St. Francis can teach United Methodists

How much do you know about the reformer who influenced Christian ministry with the poor, preaching peace and, of course, pets? 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 nurse cares for a child at Mary Johnston Hospital in Manila.

Methodist History: Manila Hospital Serves Poor

For more than 100 years, this United Methodist hospital has been committed to providing free care to the poor. View

Dakarayi Chabaya, student at Central Methodist University carries a log during one of his mission trips. Photo courtesy of Dakarayi Chabaya.

Family mission trips: Vacations with more meaning

Church participants say leaving the beach to serve people in need is more rewarding and refreshing than expected. Read More

Photo illustration of former prisoner. Courtesy of RETHINK CHURCH.

Resources on Restorative Justice

United Methodists are called to be peacemakers and healers. RETHINK CHURCH shares information on how to be in relationship with prisoners and returned citizens. More

Circles of Protection

The mission of Circles is to inspire and equip families and communities to thrive by creating circles of people and organizations in the community to end poverty. Visit Site

Society of St. Andrew

The Society of St. Andrew salvages fresh, nutritious produce from American farms — produce that otherwise would be left to rot — and delivers it to agencies across the nation that serve the poor. Visit Site

Spent: A Poverty Simulation Game

PlaySpent walks you through the tough choices that employed people who live at the poverty line have to make. Visit Site

The Rev. Lorenza Andrade Smith (left) visits with Lester, a homeless man who is taking shelter inside a box culvert beneath a busy street in El Paso, Texas. A UMNS photo by Mike DuBose.

Four Areas of Focus: Ministering With the Poor

United Methodists seek to alleviate conditions that undermine quality of life and limit the opportunity to flourish. More

The Rev. Gregory Gross. Photo by Paul Jeffrey, UMNS

Affordable Care Act’s impact on the uninsured

A United Methodist deacon has signed up hundreds for insurance. He sees where the law helps and where it needs improvement. Read More

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