Stories & News

Stay up-to-date with the latest from your Disciples health and social service ministries!
 

XPLOR, STORIES

When God Calls You Home

Abby Henegar   |   January 11, 2017

Throughout my life, home has never represented a physical location, but rather exists as an emotional and spiritual feeling of wholeness. My childhood home, filled with love and compassion, built the foundation for me to explore other places to call home.

Read More
XPLOR, STORIES

XPLORing Me!

Imani Williams   |   January 05, 2017

Leaving my friends and family again after being away for four years had me feeling all type of ways. I joked, “I want to move somewhere I haven’t lived before. And somewhere where I know no one.” Lord, behold, he heard my cry, and NBA XPLOR came falling in my lap.

Read More
PRISON AND JAIL, STORIES

Upstream, Downstream

Rev. Dean Bucalos   |   December 05, 2016

It is the ongoing, ever-present, sometimes exhausting work that seeks both to save and rescue those being hurt and harmed and to dismantle the systems that are causing such pain and brokenness.

Read More
NEWS

NBA Board of Trustees Meets in Portland

NBA   |   November 30, 2016

Members of the Board of Trustees for the National Benevolent Association of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) met together November 10-12 in Portland, OR, for their Fall 2016 meeting.

Read More
INCUBATE, XPLOR, STORIES

Multiplicity of Miracles

Rachel Thomson   |   November 18, 2016

I grew up seeing church as a place of pretty words and no action, a place where the status quo was something to be held under any circumstances. So to see so many people showing up to support the community of the Oakland Peace Center was heart-warming.

Read More
LOAD MORE
098-5714-kasi-alt-for-web

Kasi Zieminski

Director of Marketing
umcp-logo-final-font-logo
COMMUNITY BUILDING, COMMUNITY HEALTHCARE, HOMELESSNESS, PRISON AND JAIL MINISTRY, RE-ENTRY , HUNGER / FOOD SECURITY, CHILDREN / YOUTH / FAMILY

UMCP is a community-focused nonprofit organization that seeks community wholeness, resilience, and sustainability by working with families and individuals at risk from poverty, hunger, homelessness, incarceration, and/or inadequate education and healthcare.