Help for Flood Victims


The Takin’ It to the Streets community outreach ministry traveled from Shreveport, Louisiana, to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to bless the recent flood victims with items of necessity. The team of 12 prayed, uplifted, listened to stories and shared the love of Jesus to more than 500 in attendance.

Free Methodist Church – USA, state Rep. Denise Marcelle, Rickey McCants of … Read more...


Takin’ It to the Streets


With strong support from the Free Methodist Church – USA and Gulf Coast Conference churches, Takin’ It to the Streets conducted its annual June community outreach event in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, giving water to the thirsty, shelter to the homeless, providing items of necessity and sharing the love of Jesus to more than 1,500 people in … Read more...


Wow! What a Luau!


On a recent sunny, pleasant Saturday morning, an excited group of about 20 members of Light & Life Christian Fellowship’s North Long Beach Campus sorted and packed themselves into several vehicles already loaded with boxes of leis, music equipment, “island” decorations, craft supplies and assorted games and activities.

Ninety or so minutes later, the small caravan pulled onto the campus of Mountain … Read more...

Pounds Lost, Missions Gain


Early last fall, Kaye Delamater suggested that Lakeview Free Methodist Church have a fundraiser for missions involving weight loss. At the time, several individuals in our church were losing weight, and she thought we could use that as a way to generate funds for missions. The Missions Committee talked about the idea, and decided to begin Jan. 3 with an initial weigh-in … Read more...


Church Plant Has First Wedding

New Vision Community Church-Shreveport recently celebrated its first wedding ceremony.

Louis and Misty Smith were wed in holy matrimony at the 2-year-old church plant with family, friends and church membership in attendance.

The wedding culminated with an outdoor reception for the newlyweds where everyone in attendance celebrated along with the heavens.

Ron Hampton serves as the congregation’s pastor.



Creamery’s Profits Help Charities


Kansha Creamery offers more than a scoop of its homemade, all-natural ice cream from its location at the end of an L-shaped small business plaza facing the bustling Western Avenue in Torrance, California. The Free Methodist family-owned business also donates its tips and 50 cents of each sold item to charity.

Unlike most popular ice cream shops, Kansha offers a small menu … Read more...


Hope Center Lives Up to Its Name


This story isn’t about me but about a man who wholeheartedly believes in sharing the good news and good works with all in his community. His name is Pastor Mike Maleski, and he is the pastor of Living Hope Community Church in Nescopeck, Pennsylvania.

Four years ago, God gave him a dream of reaching those in need of food, clothing, household essentials, … Read more...


Backpack Program Feeds Hungry Children

This receipt shows how much food was purchased for the backpack program.


Whitehouse Free Methodist Church in Smithfield, Pennsylvania, started a new ministry program in 2014 when members of the congregation began talking about their experience working in local elementary schools. Many of the children would come to school hungry during the week, and there was a real concern for them not … Read more...


New Vision in Martin Luther King Jr. Parade

The atmosphere was alive with the spirit of celebration in downtown Shreveport, Louisiana, as the newly planted New Vision Community Church – Shreveport of the Free Methodist Church – USA Gulf Coast Conference participated in the annual Krewe of Harambee Martin Luther King Jr. parade.

Promoting community outreach through Takin’ it to the Streets Inc. — a community outreach program headquartered at New Vision Community … Read more...

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St. Charles FMC Hosts Winter Train Display

St. Charles Free Methodist Church is opening its doors to children of all ages for a few more weeks for its “Winter Train Display” featuring a Christmas village and electric trains, both modern and antique. The free display can be viewed at the church, 214 Walnut St., St. Charles, Illinois, from 12 to 7 p.m. each Saturday until the end of January. Special showings for … Read more...

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