Homelessness

Mission and Ministry
The Rev. Ruth Marsh (right) comforts Angi Rogers, a guest in the day shelter at Trinity United Methodist Church in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Rogers had not been feeling well and Marsh settled her in a Sunday school classroom to get some rest. “Everybody here takes care of me and each other,” Rogers said. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Churches see lots of need this Advent

Many congregations and affiliated nonprofits in the U.S. are stepping up efforts to help low-income people squeezed by inflation and affordable housing shortages.
Evangelism
United Methodist clergy conduct a graveside funeral service for Frederick Harris at Hills of Calvary Memorial Park in Nashville, Tenn., as part of the Call the Name program. The volunteer program, started by the Rev. Jay Voorhees (left), provides clergy to acknowledge deceased people who haven’t been claimed by anyone, making sure that their name is said aloud one last time and offering a short ritual of committal in their honor. Voorhees is joined by the Revs. Luke Lea (center) and James Cole (right). Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Making sure all are mourned

A United Methodist pastor with a ministry for people who are homeless has organized some of his peers to help ensure that everyone put to rest in Nashville, Tennessee, is respectfully mourned during a funeral service.

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