Community

Evangelism
Children dance in front of the stage at Booneville (Iowa) United Methodist Church’s annual music festival. What began as a small way for Booneville United Methodist Church to reach out to the community has blossomed into an annual event attracting hundreds. Photo by Courtney Levin, Iowa Conference.

Small church’s music festival draws big crowds

What began as a small way for Booneville United Methodist Church to reach out to the community has blossomed into an annual event attracting hundreds.
Mission and Ministry
Nadi Nadi (left) and July Ling join in worship with their daughter, Eunice, 2, during a Festival of Nations celebration of World Communion Sunday at Hillcrest United Methodist Church in Nashville, Tenn. The family is part of the El Shaddai congregation that worships in Nepali. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Celebrating unity on World Communion Sunday

Hillcrest United Methodist Church’s Festival of Nations connects multicultural congregations and community through shared worship and fellowship.
Evangelism
Kurai Baureni, a member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church, leads a community Bible study class in Chitungwiza, Zimbabwe. The Chitungwiza Marondera District trained 40 class leaders through the Community Bible Study International program, and today there are 161 classes functioning. Photo by Priscilla Muzerengwa, UM News.

Community Bible study helps church make disciples

Church members in the Chitungwiza Marondera District in Zimbabwe are studying and spreading God’s word in their communities with the help of international Bible study program.
Local Church
Kids helped make baked goods as volunteers from Hampden Highlands United Methodist Church in Hampden, Me., completed 24 mission projects in it's own community during Raya (neighbor) Mission Week. Photo courtesy of the New England Conference.

Church takes mission trip into its own community

Inspired by a United Methodist church in Pennsylvania, Hampden Highlands United Methodist Church in Hampden, Me., set out to do mission projects to assist its neighbors, completing 24 projects, nine more than originally planned. The New England Conference has the story.

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