Poverty

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.
Social Concerns
Larry Magee, paints at Hyde Park United Methodist Church in Tampa, Fla. McGee started painting as a child in Mississippi but as a homeless person had no place to hang his work or store supplies. Photo courtesy of the Florida Conference.

Homeless man finds peace through art ministry

Larry Magee’s paintings have been displayed at the Tampa Museum of Art and the Ferman Center for the Arts at the University of Tampa. Thanks to an art therapy class at Hyde Park United Methodist Church in Tampa, Fla., McGee says he has found his "happy place." Joe Henderson with the Florida Conference reports.
Local Church
Lake Harriet United Methodist Church’s fellowship hall in Minneapolis, Minn., is filled with donated pillows headed to homeless ministries. Photo courtesy of Lake Harriet United Methodist Church.

700 pillows go to homeless

A fort made up of 700 pillows got people reconnected at Lake Harriet United Methodist Church in Minneapolis, Minn. The effort ended with three Federal Express trucks full of pillows headed to homeless ministries. Christa Meland with the Minnesota Conference has the story.

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