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  1. Unity and Community Across Differences: A Reflection on the Haywood Street Congregation in Asheville, NC November 03, 2016 11:41 AM by Dustin Mailman
    A few weeks ago, I brought a group of students from the Appalachian State Wesley Foundation to Asheville with the intention to serve wit… 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. Cherishing the Discarded - Cass Community UMC on Transformational Ministries February 24, 2016 11:41 AM by Nicholas Laccetti and Mary Ellen Kris
    Check out the newest post in our Transformational Ministries blog series, a profile of Cass Community UMC in Detroit… Read More
  5. Surprised by Grace January 21, 2016 11:03 AM by Rev. Greg Henneman
    Rev. Greg Henneman, Director of Healthy Eating and Living, reflects on the 'divine economy of abundance' at CD4AP: We call it a divine … Read More
  6. Ministering with the Poor at Cass Community UMC January 20, 2016 9:04 AM by Sandy Devoid
    In Luke’s parable of the Great Banquet, the Kingdom of God is compared to a feast to which the master invites the “the poor,… Read More
  7. A Welcoming Table - The Haywood Street Congregation on Transformational Ministries January 15, 2016 10:52 AM by Nicholas Laccetti and Mary Ellen Kris
    Check out the newest post in our Transformational Ministries blog series, a profile of the Haywood Street Congregation in Asheville, Nor… Read More
  8. Homeless Encampments and Community in Woodinville, WA December 29, 2015 12:27 PM by Nicholas Laccetti
    When there was "no room at the inn" for someone like her, Mary was forced to give birth to Jesus in a manger, out in the cold and among … 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.

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  1. ministry
  2. dignity
  3. the most vulnerable
  4. Social Justice
  5. Social Change
  6. Eradication of Poverty
  7. diversity
  8. relational
  9. hunger
  10. global health
  11. Income Inequality
  12. Transformational
  13. Companionship
  14. reconciliation
  15. Church For All People
  16. Social Holiness
  17. gender
  18. Jim Crow Laws
  19. mission theology
  20. Economic Security
  21. Kingdom of God
  22. Discipleship
  23. food justice
  24. outsider
  25. Latin America
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