Care For Migrant Workers
Churches are reaching out to migrants by offering food, clothes, and support for these sometimes forgotten farm workers.
Pastors take part in an immersion experience, meant to teach church leaders a new language and to show a real commitment to blending cultures.
Art Catapults Kids
In a creative twist, women in Chattanooga use giant slingshots and buckets of paint to inspire kids to take their best shot in school.
Dealing With Dementia
An estimated 4.5 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease. Most are being cared for by family.
Home Repairs Bring Hope
Volunteers are helping to improve harsh living conditions for hundreds of deserving Appalachian families.
Hurricane Help From Scouts
A Boy Scout troop from Georgia is working with firefighters in Mississippi to help them rebuild after the huricanes.
School Clothes For Kids
This ministry offers children a place to pick up new back-to-school clothes, without having to worry about the cost.
Summer Camp For Seniors
Activities at this camp include a human bingo game and lessons from "The Lucy Show." The goal is to help folks of any age stay happy – and healthy.
Some friends on shore offer camaraderie and gifts to lonely seafarers who are on long journeys far from home.
Helping Hispanic Neighbors
A mobile home serves as a community center for one area’s growing Hispanic population trying to assimilate into the American culture.
Church signs are one of the most effective tools for attracting new members. Clever messages create crowded pews.
Care For Chernobyl's Children
Members of one church host a group of Belarus children who travel to the U.S. to get a breath of fresh air and friendship.
Dedicated retirees build PETs to restore mobility and self-reliance to the physically challenged in developing countries.
Summer Camp For Teachers
During their summer vacation, some educators head to this camp that teaches three Rs: rest, relax and renew.
Sex Ed For Tweens
It’s usually not a parent's favorite moment, but sooner or later most will have a talk with their children about “the birds and the bees.”
Teen Tribal Dancers
Five young dancers become ambassadors for their ancient, and often overlooked, Native American tribe.
Teens get a first-hand look at poverty in their own communities, strap on tool belts, and help rebuild lives.
Counseling Kids After Katrina
Churches along the Gulf Coast are offering Camp Noah, a vacation Bible school that offers classes to help kids face the future.
Haven For Hikers
Hikers along the Appalachian Trail sometimes encounter “trail magic” – good will gestures left by strangers. One man enjoys playing magician all summer long.
Keeping Soldiers Cool
A group of women are helping U.S. Service members in the Middle East who are waging a battle on two fronts: escalating temperatures, as well as enemy combatants.
Guarding Military Funerals
When anti-gay protestors try to disrupt a funeral, the Patriot Guard Riders “drown out” their message, protecting soldiers and their grieving families.
Teens Renew New Orleans
Hundreds of teens across the country are giving up some of their free time and own money to make a difference for residents still struggling after Hurricane Katrina.
This special camp caters to the challenges grandparents face who are raising kids after retirement.
DADS (Dialoguing About Dad Stuff) is a support group for full-time dads who stay home with their kids.
Housing The Homeless
Rising housing prices are creating a crisis for some low-income families. Advocates are helping the working poor to find homes.
A group is reconnecting family and friends who were torn apart over fifty years ago during the Korean War.
Graduation And A Goodbye
Thomas Hormby's mother got him to the graduation stage, but he had to walk the last few steps without her.
Breezewood, Pa. is a welcome sight for weary travelers, thanks to the Rev. Bruce Maxwell.
A police officer turned pastor volunteers as a chaplain to help cops cope with the stress of their service.
Dance Steps To Success
Once the introduction was made between a dance group and a local church, a great relationship was formed.
Mother of 22
When Julie Hehn counts her children – 19 of them adopted, mostly from Ethiopia – she also counts her blessings.
Wigs For Cancer Patients
This Mother’s Day, a mom of four is fighting cancer. Chemotherapy has left Debbie Glatz without hair, which is a constant reminder to her children that Mommy isn’t well.
Families Visit Prison
Inmates who stay connected to their kin are less likely to be arrested again. That’s why one church is bridging the gap between inmates and their families.
Teens Talk AIDS
HIV and AIDS are growing the fastest among minority populations, and Native Americans in particular have some tough obstacles to overcome.
One young United Methodist on a mission has designed a high performance “muscle car” that’s good for the planet.
Jobs For Dropouts
Students who staff the Peace Meal Café learn more than how to make a hearty breakfast, they learn to make a better life.
Desert Peace Protest
A dedicated group of United Methodists take an annual pilgrimage to “the most bombed place on earth.”
Pets For Elderly People
Veterinarian Beth Taylor started a ministry to match shelter animals that might otherwise be euthanized with people who need a friend.
Better Health For Haiti
In Haiti, health care is a luxury, and one of every eight children will not live to see their fifth birthday. It’s that need that has U.S. donors supporting a local hospital.
New Trends In Nursing
Parish nurses are now working with more churches and helping heal the minds, bodies and spirits of their members.
Iraqi Child Finds U.S. Family
A family takes in an Iraqi girl in need of life-changing surgery, and a lifelong friendship is a cherished outcome.
Prom Brings Joy After Storms
One Mississippi high school nearly had to cancel its prom because of Hurricane Katrina. But a congregation nearly 1,000 miles away came to the rescue.
More and more churches are embracing technology to appeal to modern-day churchgoers.
Teaching With Tae Kwon Do
A church in TX is teaching children how to combat challenges like bullies, bad grades, and focus problems.
Fighting Addiction With Tradition
The Friendship House recovery program serves Native Americans, nurturing cultural ties that help with healing.
Illustrating The Bible
James Pepper has spent much of his life hand-writing and illustrating the Bible, mixing modern and ancient art.
Deaf School For Liberia
Missionary David Worlobah teaches deaf children who often find themeslves isolated and struggling to make a living.
Katrina Elder Volunteer
At 85 years young, Aubrey Smith headed to Mississippi with his church group to help hurricane survivors.
Real-Life Medical School
The United Methodist Outreach Ministries New Day Centers in Phoenix created a clinic that gives care for patients, and classes for aspiring doctors.
Kids Care For Homeless
Rather than ignore the homeless or hand out spare change, a group of Texas youth have a solution in the bag.
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