Social Concerns
Silvia Munjoma, vice chairwoman for St. John’s Church and Society committee, helps unload donations for inmates at Mutare Provisional Remand Prison in Zimbabwe. Photo by Kudzai Chingwe, UMNS.

Church helps with prison food shortage

The United Methodist Church’s St. John’s Circuit in Zimbabwe donates $14,000 worth of food and other supplies as prisons struggle to feed inmates amid country’s economic crisis.
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.
Social Concerns
Poorly nourished children receive nutritional supplements at the United Methodist Irambo Health Center in Bukavu, Congo. The program receives support from the Abundant Health program of the denomination’s Board of Global Ministries. Photo by Philippe Kituka Lolonga.

United Methodist hospitals feed malnourished children

Thanks to the church’s focus on improving health globally and its specific outreach in Congo, children are being fed every day.
Social Concerns
Martha E. Banks is a delegate to the 2016 and 2019 United Methodist General Conferences. Photo courtesy of the East Ohio Conference of The United Methodist Church.

Commentary: GC delegate says church should be considering hunger, healthcare

A 2019 General Conference delegate writes about the questions The United Methodist Church should be considering rather than focusing on sexuality.

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