Churches help homeless families stay together


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Disaster Relief
United Methodists in countries bordering Ukraine continue to offer aid and encouragement to Ukrainian refugees. One United Methodist church in Poland is teaching Polish to Ukrainian refugees but also teaching Ukrainian to Poles who want to do their part toward better communications with the refugees. Ukrainian flag courtesy of Wikimedia; graphic by UM News.

New wrinkles in aid to Ukrainian refugees

United Methodist churches in countries near Ukraine rely on volunteers as they work with Ukrainian refugees, but they're also hiring Ukrainians for certain relief-related tasks. One church in Poland is teaching Polish to Ukrainian refugees but also teaching Ukrainian to Poles helping refugees.
Local Church
Women worship at First Wesleyan United Methodist Church of the Deaf in Mutum Biyu, Nigeria, the Nigeria Episcopal Area’s first church for the Deaf community. Photo by Ezekiel Ibrahim, UM News.

Church in Nigeria welcomes first Deaf congregation

The congregation’s 30 members had belonged to several mainline denominations, as well as nondenominational churches, before joining First Wesleyan United Methodist Church of the Deaf.
Local Church
The Rev. Ruth Marsh offers a cup of tea to Angi Rogers, a guest in the day shelter at Trinity United Methodist Church in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Rogers had not been feeling well and Marsh settled her in a Sunday school classroom to get some rest. “Everybody here takes care of me and each other,” Rogers said.

Small church transforms lives with day shelter

A United Methodist congregation works with community partners to provide services for the homeless and working poor, from meals and showers to assistance with complicated social programs.