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2020 State of the Church Report

Volunteer Trinley Gibson, 9, loads perishable items into a cooler at the Branch of Antioch emergency food assistance program at Antioch (Tenn.) United Methodist Church. The program received a "Sheltering in Love," grant from the United Methodist Committee on Relief to assist vulnerable communities in the United States and around the world during the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Offering mercy

As Christ’s followers, we strive to heal the sick and comfort the lonely. When communities across the globe were devastated by natural disasters or turned upside-down by the COVID-19 pandemic, United Methodists everywhere stepped up in offering both physical aid and spiritual comfort.

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The Rev. Michelle Wilson offers sack lunches from the door of the church van as part of the Hands of Hope food security program at Gordon Memorial United Methodist Church in Nashville, Tenn. The church received a Sheltering in Love grant from the United Methodist Committee on Relief that has enabled it to expand existing food security ministries with seniors and persons experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.
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Global Health

In trying times, churches extend their reach

Grants from the United Methodist Committee on Relief allow churches to expand programs, increase capacity during pandemic.

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Stephen Saucerman receives a COVID-19 vaccination from volunteer nurse Jackie Smith, RN, at Community United Methodist Church in Vincennes, Ind. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.
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Global Health

Churches increase access to COVID-19 vaccines

While supplies are still limited, United Methodists are doing what they can to expand access to vaccines, especially among underserved communities.

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Bishop Rodolfo A. Juan (in red stole) and a team of United Methodists pray over generators for the Bicol Philippines Conference. The generators from United Methodist Communications are being loaned to churches to provide free charging to communities affected by a series of powerful typhoons in the Philippines. Photo by Jerome Mercado.
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Mission and Ministry

United Methodists rally to help typhoon survivors

From sheltering evacuees to raising money, gathering supplies and sharing generators, Filipino United Methodists and church partners are embracing those affected by recent storms.

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Fighting Hunger

Providing Disaster relief

Ministering during a pandemic