First United Methodist Church broke out the big guns to attract children: root beer floats. Children who came by for a treat were also handed a card with a QR code that took them to an app giving information about its Crosswalk after-school program.
An idea that began with providing chickens for income generation has grown to new collaboration and shared dreams for the Indiana Conference, Wesley Foundation of Purdue University and the Zimbabwe Episcopal Area.
After Hurricane Celia, in 1970, First United Methodist of Aransas Pass, Texas, became a temporary hospital for its community, seeing more than 80 births. Some of those former babies reunited for a special church service.