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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Experience Ministry with the Poor! Register for a Regional Training Today! March 21, 2016 12:21 PM by Nicholas Laccetti
    The best way to understand the features of Ministry With is to experience a transformational ministry in action. Three of this year's Mi… Read More
  4. 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
  5. A Mile in Your Shoes April 04, 2012 10:00 AM by Joel C. Hunter
    Faith-based communities offer the kind of support and empowerment that can break the cycle of poverty. We need to supplement government … Read More
  6. More Than a Bandage July 15, 2011 7:35 AM by Barbara P. Garcia
    The eighteen women gathered with smiles, bags packed, and energy that would put to shame the most fit and impervious to heat. These wome… Read More
  7. Eliminating Poverty October 12, 2010 12:00 AM by Bishop Peggy A. Johnson
    One of the four denominational “Foci” is “Ministry with the Poor.” For the past two days I attended a “Pov… Read More

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.