‘Can creations’ benefit food pantry in Western Pennsylvania


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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.
Evangelism
Pastor Tim Jackson serves Holy Communion at Magnolia Avenue United Methodist Church in Knoxville, Tenn. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Knoxville church banks on outreach

Magnolia Avenue United Methodist focuses on community outreach as its new pastor fights to revive the once-thriving church, which shut down after its building was condemned.
Mission and Ministry
A group of farmers from the Bandakor Village community use knives and sickles to harvest rice in the 75-acre Gbondapi farmland in Pujehun, southern Sierra Leone. The farm is part of the Bishop Yambasu Agriculture Initiative, a pilot project launched by United Methodist Global Ministries in honor of the late Bishop John K. Yambasu who sought to improve food security and strengthen farm communities across Africa. Photo by Phileas Jusu, UM News.

Bishop Yambasu Agriculture Initiative harvests first crops

A financial gift last year from United Methodist Global Ministries will purchase machinery to ease and speed cultivating, harrowing and harvesting in Sierra Leone.