Poverty

Local Church
eritage at Houston United Methodist Church's breakfast ministry, named Scrambled Eggs for Jesus, feeds between 60 and 100 people every Sunday in Macon, Ga. Photo courtesy of the South Georgia Conference.

Longstanding breakfast ministry feeds souls

Each Sunday for 17 years, Heritage at Houston United Methodist Church has served breakfast to anyone who has walked through the church's doors.
General Agencies
The Open Arms Community center is looking into helping lower-income people get mortgages so they can remain in The Waughtown and Sunnyside neighborhoods in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The center continues to provide before-and-after school programs and summer activities for neighborhood children. Graphic by UM News.

Gentrifying neighborhood complicates ministry

The Waughtown and Sunnyside neighborhoods in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, are gentrifying, pushing out of the community the people the Rev. Julie Wilson is trying to serve. The Open Arms Community center is looking into helping lower-income people get mortgages so they can remain in the area.
Global Health
Dr. David Boan. Photo courtesy of the author.

Pandemic not over, church must stay engaged

Even when the pandemic ends, its consequences will continue for decades, especially among the most vulnerable children.
Poverty
The Cultivate Hope Corner Store opened April 27 in a neighborhood that lacks other affordable, nutritious food sources. The store is operated by Matthew 25, which is devoted to empowering people to rebuild and renew their neighborhoods. Photo courtesy of the Iowa Conference.

Corner Store helps feed community

The Cultivate Hope Corner Store opened April 27 in a neighborhood that lacks other affordable, nutritious food sources. The store offers organics, meat, dairy, produce and dry goods, and has some free products. Story by the Iowa Conference.

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