Children

Global Health
Dr. Marie Claire Manafundu, program officer for the Maternal and Child Health Program in East Congo, serves porridge to malnourished children at United Methodist Irambo Hospital in Bukavu, Congo. Photo by Philippe Kituka Lolonga, UM News.

Church helps nurse children back to health in Congo

With the support of United Methodist Global Ministries’ Global Health program, more than 1,000 malnourished children are recovering in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Social Concerns
United Kingdom Mission Area Ambassador Jabulani Gumbodete visits with orphans at Home of Hope at Nyadire Mission. The UK Mission Area donated nearly $18,000 to help care for orphans in Zimbabwe. Photo courtesy of Enock Temba.

Church orphanages receive ‘gifts of love’

Seventy-four orphans and vulnerable children in Zimbabwe benefit from Orphan Sunday offering from the United Kingdom Mission Area.
Mission and Ministry
Amber Payne reads a story to children at Dodson Chapel Childcare at Hermitage (Tenn.) United Methodist Church. Hermitage United Methodist Church provided a facility at their satellite campus after a tornado destroyed the nearby Dodson Chapel United Methodist Church in March 2020. The new center opened Sept. 13. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Tornado destroys church, but not its ministry

Though a tornado destroyed Dodson Chapel United Methodist Church in 2020, its child care ministry lives on at nearby Hermitage United Methodist Church.
United Methodist Women
Steve Fleming visits with daycare students Malakhai (left) and Melody at Bethlehem Centers of Nashville (Tenn.) Fleming is the center’s chief executive officer. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Helping people ‘from womb to tomb’

A ministry of United Methodist Women, Bethlehem Centers offer programs to people of all ages, from child care to senior clubs.

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