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Community Centers and Other National Mission Institutions

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The "Caring Connection"

The "Caring Connection" of National Mission Institutions related to the General Board of Global Ministries includes 103 institutions located across the United States:

These institutions offer a variety of services.


Hawa Kamara with two of her kids on the day they found out a court would allow her to stay in the US with her three childrenEmma's Place: Hope and Home for Families

by Mary Beth Coudal
12/26/08: This National Mission Institution provides second chances for families in Maplewood, Minnesota.

Children at Marcy-Newberry AssociationThrough Changing Years, Marcy-Newberry Continues Community Commitment

by Barbara Wheeler
125 years of charity, justice, and consistent care with financial and hands-on support of United Methodist Women.

The generations support one another at Lessie Bates Davis Neighborhood House.100 Years of Kindness and Mercy at East St. Louis Community Center

by Susan J. Meister
10/30/08: Board members, volunteers, friends, and staff honor the work of Lessie Bates Davis Neighborhood House.

Bishop Goodpaster Visits Mission Institution in Fort WorthUnited Methodist Bishop Visits Mission Institution in Fort Worth, Texas

by Barbara Wheeler
4/25/08: Bishop Goodpaster and others took time from General Conference to attend another important gathering: snack time at United Community Centers.

Telling Our StoriesTelling Our Stories

A collection of stories about people whose lives are being changed at more than 100 women's residences, residential treatment centers for children and youth, community centers, and mission schools and colleges, with photos and a profile of each institution. This resource is available through the Global Ministries E-Store.