Homeless scholars inspire church pageant

The 2013 "Chrismas at Tucker" held at Tucker First United Methodist Church in Ga. added elements of being homeless to the script.
The 2013 "Chrismas at Tucker" held at Tucker First United Methodist Church in Ga. added elements of being homeless to the script.

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Evangelism
The Rev. Elizabeth McVicker, pastor of First United Methodist Church in Salt Lake City, visits and prays with the homeless during the Sunday Fellowship Breakfast. Photo by Kathleen Barry, UMNS.

Utah church welcomes homeless, loves diversity

Small church with big heart supports missions at home and around the world.
Mission and Ministry
Members of The United Methodist Church’s Prison Ministry in Sierra Leone hand out food and drinks to inmates at the female correctional center in Freetown, Sierra Leone, as part of its Christmas outreach program. Photo courtesy of Saidu Samura, Sierra Leone Correctional Service.

Prison ministry makes Christmas brighter for inmates

Church members bring gifts, hope to women and juveniles incarcerated in Sierra Leone.
Immigration
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions had faced official church complaints from fellow United Methodists, but those were dismissed by a district superintendent in the Alabama-West Florida Conference. Photo courtesy U.S. Department of Justice.

Complaints against Sessions dismissed

Conference leaders conclude church law doesn’t apply to ‘political actions’ by the U.S. attorney general.