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Poverty
The Cultivate Hope Corner Store opened April 27 in a neighborhood that lacks other affordable, nutritious food sources. The store is operated by Matthew 25, which is devoted to empowering people to rebuild and renew their neighborhoods. Photo courtesy of the Iowa Conference.

Corner Store helps feed community

The Cultivate Hope Corner Store opened April 27 in a neighborhood that lacks other affordable, nutritious food sources. The store offers organics, meat, dairy, produce and dry goods, and has some free products. Story by the Iowa Conference.
Social Concerns
Larry Magee, paints at Hyde Park United Methodist Church in Tampa, Fla. McGee started painting as a child in Mississippi but as a homeless person had no place to hang his work or store supplies. Photo courtesy of the Florida Conference.

Homeless man finds peace through art ministry

Larry Magee’s paintings have been displayed at the Tampa Museum of Art and the Ferman Center for the Arts at the University of Tampa. Thanks to an art therapy class at Hyde Park United Methodist Church in Tampa, Fla., McGee says he has found his "happy place." Joe Henderson with the Florida Conference reports.
Global Health
A student from the Methodist Student Network — the United Methodist campus ministry at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, S.C., — examines a patient. The MSN has served more than 10,000 people though their mobile optometry clinic run with a supporting optometrist. Photo courtesy of Methodist Student Network.

University students lead eye clinic in Ecuador

Students from the Methodist Student Network — a campus ministry at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, S.C., — have served more than 10,000 people though their mobile optometry clinic run with a supporting optometrist. The South Carolina United Methodist Advocate has the story.
Immigration
UM News is the official news gathering agency of the 13-million member United Methodist Church. Graphic by Laurens Glass, UM News.

Churches help refugees resettle

Irfan Ali Shah Akhundzada moved his family out of Afghanistan and away from the Taliban to Columbus, Ohio, with the help of two churches. The churches helped set up a home and navigate language challenges. Amy Graham reports for the West Ohio Conference.

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