There are people in every county of the United States who do not have enough to eat. Hunger impacts nearly 50 million people in this country, including 15 million children.
United Methodists believe that if we can open people’s eyes to the injustice of a hungry world, then we can change how the problem is seen by others. Our churches partner with Feeding America, a nation-wide network of food banks, and other organizations to raise awareness of hunger in our communities.
What ministry is your church participating in during Hunger Action Month that is helping to create a world free from hunger? Share your story.
“We are all called to be faithful stewards,” Bishop Tracy S. Malone writes in her guest blog on the East Ohio United Methodist Foundation website. “Sometimes, as a people of faith, we forget that all we have belongs to God.”
You may greet the bishop and her family at 3pm on one of the following Sundays:
“As we begin this new journey of ministry together, I come to you hopeful. I am praying for a fresh outpouring of God’s spirit upon every pastor, every member and every congregation,” Malone said during the first welcoming service at Newcomerstown Christ UMC.
ENGAGING IN MINISTRY WITH THE POOR – Jesus calls us to be in ministry with the poor and the marginalized. United Methodists believe working side-by-side with those striving to improve their situation is more effective long-term than top-down charity. Learn more.
IMPROVING GLOBAL HEALTH – Knowing that poverty and health are intertwined, The United Methodist Church has become a key player in fighting diseases and promoting initiatives that improve the well-being of individuals and communities. Learn more.
DEVELOPING PRINCIPLED CHRISTIAN LEADERS – The church needs leaders rooted in Jesus Christ who have a vision for changing the world. We must reach, and nurture, today’s young people to shape the church’s path into the future. Learn more.
CREATING NEW AND RENEWED CONGREGATIONS – United Methodists are reimagining what it means to be the church, planting new congregations, and revitalizing faith communities. By being relevant and vital, we will draw more people to Christ. Learn more.
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