Camp for foster kids includes birthday cake

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Social Concerns
Some 575 people fill First United Methodist Church in Little Rock, Ark., for a Resist Harm worship service. The service was part of a nationwide effort to show support for LGBTQ Christians and counter the denomination’s Traditional Plan, which went into effect Jan. 1. Photo courtesy of Resist Harm.

Resistance to Traditional Plan accelerates

An organized effort to show solidarity with LGBTQ Christians and oppose church restrictions on LGBTQ inclusion is in full swing across the U.S.
Social Concerns
Motorists line up to purchase fuel in Harare, Zimbabwe. Power shortages in the country are affecting United Methodist hospitals, schools and churches. Photo by Kudzai Chingwe, UM News.

Energy crisis takes toll on Zimbabwe church

Daily power outages are affecting The United Methodist Church and its related ministries, including hospitals and schools.
Mission and Ministry
Children at the Nyadire Mission’s Home of Hope orphanage in Mutoko, Zimbabwe, pose with new bikes provided by Dutilh United Methodist Church in Pittsburgh. Photo by Mary Beth Zollars.

Pittsburgh preschoolers help orphans in Zimbabwe

Bicycle donation is just latest good news for kids at Home of Hope, who have spacious new quarters thanks to support from Finnish government and Nyadire Connection.