Still No Room

UM Insight Photo by Cynthia B. Astle

Ordained Ministry

Some churches are welcoming homeless people living in cars; a scholar looks at "The Message" in a new light; and richer, better-educated people more likely to shop for churches. Read more

In the World

The best path to United Methodist unity, writes retired Bishop Kenneth L. Carder, is to spend two weeks "living where Jesus lives" among the homeless, the addicted, the elderly, the infirm, the poor, and the undocumented. Read more


Iowa Weavers

Iowa Conference Photo

After years of helping feed needy youngsters, a group of Iowa United Methodists joined forces with other volunteers to embark on an ongoing project: weaving sleeping mats for the homeless out of plastic bags. Read more

Local Church

Kheira B. wanted to get resources to people in need without subjecting them to derision, so she took her idea to her pastor and leaders at Puyallup United Methodist Church. Read more


McMinnville Vigil

McMinnville Cooperative Ministries Photo

A joint United Methodist-Lutheran parish in McMinnville, Ore., could face fines of $500 if it continues to allow homeless people to camp on UMC grounds. Read more

Local Church

Rev. Lorenza Arrested

Photo Courtesy of Vanessa Rodriguez

The Rev. Lorenza Andrade Smith, appointed as pastor to homeless people, was arrested in San Antonio, TX, on July 1 on an outstanding warrant for "camping on the street." Read more

In the Church