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More at http://umc.org/videos. Monte Payne pulls from personal pain and experience when he counsels men and women battling addiction. “A lot of the counseling that we do here like helping with jobs, helping with finances, helping with parenting, would seem real simplistic to the average American but they didn’t lose ten or fifteen years of their life in drug addiction,” says Payne. It took more than one try for Payne to stay clean but he finally found peace and sobriety with help from Theressa Hoover United Methodist Church in Little Rock, Arkansas. Payne is now a homeowner, an active parent to his teenage son, and a mentor to others trying to turn their lives around too.
Human Relations Day Video: Rockingham District Partners In Ministry
A non-profit organization working together with churches, families and communities to alleviate poverty and to empower youth, seniors, adults and families.
They say that our children are our future, but for families where a parent has been incarcerated that child’s future means having to overcome massive social and emotional struggles. At the four Redemption UMC churches in Oklahoma City, the congregations live up to its own name by providing welcoming environments for inmates, and families to stay together and seek rehabilitation. The Redemption Kids Program provides attention, care, and training for the children of inmates. Hear what some of the staff and children at Redemption Kids have to say and how you can support programs like the Redemption Church kids ministry through the Human Relations Day Offering. Your gifts provide support for the Youth Offender Rehabilitation Program, Community Developers, and United Methodist Voluntary Service advocacy programs.
This video highlights social justice ministries supported through the Human Relations Day offering. By giving faithfully, we are making it a day for all God’s children. What it looks like when Christians just be the church and not just go to church. You know we can turn this world around that way. Ministries that were lived out during the last coup;e years at Grace. Enjoy.