1. From the Haywood Street Congregation: A Reflection on Dignity and Homelessness August 04, 2016 1:38 PM by Maureen Simon
    This reflection was originally published in the newsletter of the Haywood Street Congregation in Asheville, NC. It is republished here w… Read More
  2. Fighting Poverty and Creating Opportunity: Ministry with the Poor Experiential Training at Cass Community UMC, Detroit, MI July 07, 2016 10:43 AM by Nicholas Laccetti
    On a warm spring day in May, as flowers and weeds sprouted through the cracks in the streets of Detroit, clergy, lay people, and activis… Read More
  3. Experiencing the Downtown Welcome Table: Ministry with the Poor Training at the Haywood Street Congregation July 05, 2016 11:07 AM by Nicholas Laccetti
    The Haywood Street Congregation was formed seven years ago, after long-time members of the dwindling congregation at th… Read More
  4. The Power of WITH June 27, 2016 2:27 PM by Rev. Greg Henneman
    Originally posted on Looked with Compassion. Reposted with permission. Yesterday I had the honor of speaking at the Unitarian Universal… Read More
  5. New Report: Multidimensional Poverty and Race in America April 15, 2016 11:45 AM by Nicholas Laccetti
    An important report published yesterday examines poverty across "multiple dimensions for adults aged 25 to 61." Although poverty is "typ… Read More
  6. Ministry with the Poor & the Flint Water Crisis March 30, 2016 12:00 PM by Rev. Dr. Tommy McDoniel
    Ministry with our neighbors is based on building heathy, long-term relationships as the love of Christ is lived out in daily life. Minis… Read More
  7. Abolishing Poverty: Holy Spirit-Inspired Wesleyans Appreciate MLK, Jr. March 22, 2016 1:30 PM by Theodore Walker, Jr.
    Then Jesus, filled with the power of the Spirit, returned to Galilee, and a report about him spread through all the surrounding country.… Read More
  8. Will Ministry with the Poor Abolish Poverty? March 22, 2016 12:48 PM by Lynn Parsons
    INSPIRED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT--AND MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. Did you know that the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. believed we could and… Read More
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About This Blog

Read and comment on a range of personal reflections and perspectives about poverty and Ministry with the Poor. Our goal is to attract diverse voices and points of view from United Methodists and friends, including people and communities living in conditions of poverty, other experts, religious leaders, community organizers, advocates, policy makers, volunteers, and all engaged in Ministry with the Poor.


  1. Ministry with the poor
  2. community
  3. Poverty
  4. UMC
  5. Social Justice
  6. health
  7. Solidarity
  8. relational
  9. living on the margins
  10. Bible
  11. Privilege
  12. Income Inequality
  13. Respect
  14. Jim Crow Laws
  15. Stigma
  16. working poor
  17. Discipleship
  18. Food Security
  19. immigration
  20. street ministry
  21. Housing
  22. Florida
  23. segregation
  24. Meaningful Work
  25. transforming worship