Mothers Against Meth
She used to deliver babies, now she delivers a message. When Dr. Mary Holley lost a family member to meth, she decided to help cure her community.
Soothing Homeless Soles
Because living on the street can be very hard on soles, this congregation has made a ministry of caring for tired feet and giving the homeless a spiritual boost as well.
Brushing Away Dental Bills
As healthcare costs rise, working families are forced to make tough choices. Dental insurance that some people take for granted is beyond the reach of many.
A group of cooking Cupids creates sweet treats to raise funds for mission projects close to home and around the world.
Welcoming The Homeless
In Birmingham, Alabama, a group of homeless and indigent find their way to a church that simply calls them “neighbors.”
Teen Wheelchair Athlete
She’s a world-class athlete, and an inspiration. But success didn’t come easily for Tatyana McFadden, started out in a Russian orphanage.
Vietnamese Culture Camp
Vietnamese refugees and their children have an opportunity to reconnect with their ancestral home through a special program that celebrates their culture.
Dancing Out Of Poverty
At one elementary school, immigrants are learning the universal language of music—and dance.
Liberia’s Future Leaders
A ceasefire in Liberia's civil war brought freedom to an estimated 21,000 child soldiers. UMCOR is working to retrain these youth and rebuild the future of Liberia.
A program better equips midwives in Haiti with the knowledge they need to help more children survive.
Storms Spur Domestic Violence
Hurricanes can batter more than the landscape. When natural disaster strikes, domestic violence cases increase.
Clergy Fight Katrina Depression
Mental health experts warn that with pastors losing homes, churches and congregations they are also at risk for suffering the blues.
World’s Highest Church
In South America, the highest church in the world is being built, and getting there involves trekking up a Bolivian mountain.
Fair Trade Success Story
The Ends of the Earth gift shop shows shoppers how their buying decisions can help change the world.
Donated Dolls For Christmas
Betty Lou Stout gathers used dolls and restores them for children who would normally receive very little at Christmas.
Christmas Cards To Bethlehem
A group of NY children sent some Christmas cards that traveled 6,000 miles and built a bridge of friendship across the ocean.
Katrina Christmas Delivery
Teens loaded up holiday trimmings, toys and books, and delivered them to storm survivors along the Gulf Coast.
Christmas Plants Grow People
A special needs group home uses the responsibility of running a plant business at Christmastime to help the residents gain skills and self-confidence.
Christmas Tradition In Alaska
An Alaskan pastor and her church choir sing songs of the season in Inupiaq, and work to keep this ancient language alive.
African AIDS Clinic
A small medical clinic in Zimbabwe provides life-saving drugs, and support, for hundreds who have nowhere to turn.
Orphaned By AIDS
The African AIDS crisis motivated pastor Greg Jenks to leave the pulpit and work for the orphans of Zimbabwe. Now his ZOE ministry feeds thousands.
Women With AIDS
In India, more programs are being offered to battle AIDS and doctors are working to help pregnant women and new mothers to keep the disease from their children.
Christmas Wreath Rewards
When winter sets in and ski season hasn’t started, some Maine residents turn to the trees in their area to produce added income.
Giving Thanks By Giving Meals
Sam Lee spends everyThursday afternoon serving free meals to over 100 homeless with food from his restaurant.
Income For India's Children
An UMCOR program in Mumbai teaches abandoned children new skills to survive crushing poverty.
Sleep Out Serves The Homeless
First United Methodist Church in Illinois hosted hundreds of campers willing to experience homelessness, so others won’t.
Church Building On eBay
A church was the hot ticket item on eBay recently, when members sold their unused building to raise funds for hurricane relief.
Campers Cope With AIDS
For nearly two decades United Methodists have been sponsoring "Strength for the Journey" camps for AIDS patients.
Vests For Police Dogs
The children of Christ United Methodist Church in Texas used the power of pennies to protect two K-9 police officers.
Hurricane Hardship For Migrants
Migrant farm workers in Florida were among the first affected by Katrina when the fields flooded, leaving them without work.
Saving New Orleans' Mules
Hurricanes wiped out countless businesses…including the small community of carriage drivers who serviced the tourist trade in New Orleans.
New Home For Disabled Evacuees
When disabled evacuees rushed from the ravages of Hurricane Katrina, Lakeview United Methodist Conference Center became their new home.
Pumping Past Gas Prices
Bishop Mary Ann Swenson has replaced pumping gas with pumping pedals. For this California clergywoman there’s no pain…and lots to gain.
School For Homeless Children
A program helps transient young people find some stability, by offering them classes free of charge, for as long as they need them.
Drive In, Reach Out
One church had a blockbuster of an idea that is rating well with families as they spend time together under the stars.
Friendly Foreign Exchange
Some “seaside ambassadors” have reached out to make international students feel at home.
A pastor invites the homeless to pick up a musical instrument, and briefly leave life on the street and find harmony.
School Day Giveaway
A grandmother’s promise is fueling an effort to provide basic school supplies for children who can’t afford them.
Ham Radio Rescues
AMEN Radio plays a vital role in connecting medical professionals with those who need immediate aid in the field.
Wartime Pen Pal
During World War II, one young pastor established a special tie with the families of soldiers who’d passed through his congregation.
Karate At Church
The Rev. Rod Brayfindley started a martial arts school. Now he has 120 students using the dojo, and new faces filling the pews.
Signs of Deaf Awareness
People from over a dozen countries gathered in Baltimore for the first United Methodist Global Conference of the Deaf.
Miles Beaston is helping to keep his community’s stories intact for future generations.
Equipping Baby's Future
Becoming a parent can be a scary situation, especially if you are young and have little income. This ministry gives new parents a dresser full of baby supplies.
Hispanic Rite of Passage
A church celebrates quinceañera, emphasizing the importance of family, tradition and community.
Over 90, Still Cooking
Every week Alma Sloan bakes communion bread, doing her part to help nourish the body and soul of her church family.
Building With Baseball
It could be a winning strategy. Sports fans in Georgia have reclaimed an abandoned building and created what could be a field of dreams for young baseball players.
When pastor Len Ripley was younger, he was a surfer. Now a grandfather, he’s surfing again and takes his worship outside church walls, into the waves.
What would it be like to scale a mountain if you were deaf and blind? Or bungee jump, or even ride a motorcycle?
Recycling Medical Supplies
Children of Abraham takes surplus medical supplies from the U.S. and ships them to areas of the world that need them the most.
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