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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

A beneficiary in Iraq carries an UMCOR bag full of the hygiene supplies that will meet the needs of every member in his family. Photo by GlobalMedic, courtesy of UMCOR.

Supplying basic needs to families in Syria, Iraq

Thanks to your donations, UMCOR has channeled more than $500,000 to initiatives in Syria, Iraq, and other countries hosting more than 4 million Syrian refugees. Read More

UMTV: Church Salutes Veterans

Vets and families honored with notes, photos, and more on Veterans Day. "This event means everything ... you can't thank them enough." View

The Indiana Conference Delegation presents a ceremonial check to the leadership of Africa University. Photo by Vicki Brown, United Methodist Communications.

Indiana Conference presents $1 million to Africa University

Conference presents $1 million for endowed chair of agriculture and natural resources. “In Indiana, we know about and celebrate the ministry of Africa University.” Read More

A cross of flowers signifies the Resurrected Christ at Kingwood United Methodist Church. Photo courtesy of Kingwood UMC.

15 outreach ideas for Easter

Easter is an opportunity to tell the most important story ever told. Find innovative ways to reach your community through drama, feeding the hungry and even a car wash. Read More

United Methodist Bishop Minerva Carcaño (right) shares letters of encouragement with Regino Enrique at the immigrant welcome center at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in McAllen, Texas. Photo by Mike DuBose, United Methodist News Service.

You Are Not Alone: Responding to immigrant children’s needs

Churches in the California-Pacific Conference are working to help kids who are often in difficult situations. ‘Without help, these children face a human disaster.’ Read More

Youth from Minnehaha United Methodist Church in Minneapolis, Minn., prepare food as part of good deeds goal. Photo courtesy of the Minnesota Annual Conference.

Minnesota youth perform 15,000 good deeds

Young people at Minnehaha UMC who paid it forward found one good deed leads to another. ‘If you make one person happy, they will make other people happy.’ Read More

Volunteers load a truck at the offices of the United Methodist Committee on Relief in Manila with relief supplies for survivors of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. Photo by Mike DuBose, United Methodist News Service.

Interested in disaster training? It’s in your area

The Committee on Relief has training around the U.S. for early response, home repair, mission leaders and more, from March until September. Read More

Food drive logo courtesy of the Pacific Northwest Conference of The United Methodist Church.

Football challenge spurs friendly ‘food fight’

Friendly rivalry between the Pacific Northwest and the New England Conferences during Super Bowl XLIX will mean food for meal programs, high-needs schools. Read More

UMTV: Worship and Workout

Pastor at gym stresses faith, fitness all week. "I look at the Y like the woman at the well. People come here. I provide that spiritual connect." View

A chain of people linking Venice Park United Methodist Church and a family’s home being rebuilt by United Methodist project, A Future With Hope. Photo courtesy of the Greater New Jersey Conference.

A ‘chain of hope’ two years after Hurricane Sandy

People join hands along a street in Atlantic City, New Jersey between a local church and a home being rebuilt by A Future With Hope. Read More

Artwork for Rethink Church's Advent campaign,

Free Advent Resources: Sharing the Greatest Gift

Rethink Church has door hangers, sermon starters, graphics and a video to help your church share the true meaning of Christmas. Read More

A purple ribbon to promote awareness of Domestic Violence. Illustration by Messer Woland, Wikimedia Commons.

Resources to raise awareness about domestic violence

United Methodist Women offers fact sheets, discussion starters and useful links to increase understanding about domestic violence and help churches help victims. Read More

Sargis Hejejyan (left) and Sveta Yegiazaryan enjoy their elder years together at an UMCOR-supported home for the aged near the Armenian capital. Photo by Anahit Gasparyan, UMCOR.

Celebrating age in Armenia: A love story

After suffering devastating losses, Sargis Hejejyan and Sveta Yegiazaryan met and married in an Armenian home for seniors. Find out how UMCOR supports these facilities. Read More

Dr. James Sullivan with student volunteers from the Meharry 12 South Community Clinic in Nashville, Tenn. Photo courtesy Meharry.

Student-run free clinic helps serve the underserved

When a patient suffering from asthma couldn’t afford an inhaler, the clinic provided one. ‘He broke down crying.’ Your donations to the Black College Fund make a difference. Read More

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