UMCH youth go bowling for “ILP Night Out”

  Each month, the youth in our Independent Living Program get to go on an “ILP Night Out.” Our Activities staff plan the events, but the youth pick what they want to do. This month it was bowling, and everyone had a great time getting off campus and hanging out

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Big changes underway at UMCH

Big changes are underway at the United Methodist Children’s Home. The change is bittersweet as we see the end of one of the longest-running programs UMCH has offered, yet we anticipate exciting new directions and paths for our ministry to children and families.   The biggest change on campus is

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When a sofa is more than “just” a sofa

“Ask, and it will be given you; search and you will find; knock and the door will be opened for you. For everyone who asks receives, and everyone who searches finds, and for everyone who knocks, the door will be opened.” Matthew 7:7-8   What is the significance of delivering

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UMCH youth help lead a Vacation Bible School

Toward the end of the summer break, our youth had an amazing opportunity to lead a week of Vacation Bible School for children in the Reynoldstown community. Twelve residents and five leaders from UMCH helped lead the program for kindergartners through sixth graders. Our youth led the large group songs

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A life lesson from an emu burger

A local middle school counselor referred a student, John*, and his family to our office for counseling education. John’s father is deceased, so it’s just him and his mom in the household. One day John asked if I would come to his school and have lunch with him. John’s mother

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