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A group of old Singer sewing machines sit in the pews at Bethlehem Methodist United Methodist Church in Hutchinson, Minn. Photo courtesy of Bethlehem Methodist United Methodist Church.

Sewing machine collection surpasses goal

An effort to collect 50 sewing machines to help disadvantaged people make a living has exceeded its goal. The Rev. Randy Koppen of Bethlehem United Methodist challenged the church’s quilting group to take on the project.
Local Church
Memorial United Methodist Church’s bike ministry helps furnish children and adults in the community with bicycles. Image by bOred, courtesy of Pixabay.

Bike ministry on a roll

Sarah Jane Johnson Memorial United Methodist Church’s bike ministry began 16 years ago as a summer outreach to help youth learn to repair their bikes. But those events showed church leaders how many children didn’t have bikes and how many adults would benefit from them as well.
Mission and Ministry
The Miss Stone Center in Strumica, North Macedonia, serves its community through daily meals, education and home care. Left: A man picks up a nutritious stew provided by the Miss Stone Center’s Warm Soup for Radovish project. Right: A woman in Strumica celebrates her birthday with an employee of the Miss Stone Center. The center is a diaconal institution closely associated with The United Methodist Church in North Macedonia. Photo by Urs Schweizer, UM News.

Despite challenges, ministry cares for community

For many years, the Miss Stone Center in North Macedonia has been a beacon of charity and hope. Despite rising food costs and staffing shortages, the ministry finds ways to meet increasing need.

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