As a church congregation, we recognize that poverty and hunger can be found within the boarders of the United States (U.S.) and it is not just a global concern. We are committed to reducing poverty in U.S., improving the quality of life for our fellow
American’s, and giving them hope through our works and sharing of God’s love. The Appalachian Mountain region of the U.S. is home to many who are living well below the poverty level given the geographical and economic challenges of the region. We are committed to helping these people through our active involvement with the Appalachia Service Project.
We are also keenly aware that many in our senior population may be prone to poverty given the lengthening of life expectancies. We recognize that financial resources may not always last as long as one’s life so we are committed to helping those living within the United Methodist Retirement System by providing financial assistance for care when financial gaps occur. It is our way of giving back to many who have been faithful servants of Jesus Christ throughout their lives.