faith stories

Social Concerns
Rufaro Chisenga places her offering on the altar at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Harare, Zimbabwe. Despite the country’s economic turmoil, pastors say members are continuing to give to the church. Photo by Priscilla Muzerengwa, UM News.

Zimbabwe churches keep faith in tough economic times

Financial turmoil affects United Methodist congregations, but churches continue mission and ministries.
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.
Local Church
Scott Mills demonstrates the power of the restored pipe organ at First United Methodist Church in Salt Lake City.

Historic organ sets tone for Utah church

Pipe organ restored with pennies, large cash donations and love from community
Social Concerns
Children pray during a Christmas party at the Door of Hope Salvation Army shelter in Tijuana, Mexico. Migrant children who are staying with their mothers at the shelter joined with kids from the neighborhood and volunteers from the Methodist Church of Mexico in the celebration. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Christmas story crosses all borders

Children enjoy a Christmas party at shelter for migrants, and the Las Posadas tradition demonstrates border walls cannot contain the story of Christ's birth.

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