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The Table of Hope mobile food pantry is part of the ministry that Bethel Church of Morristown, New Jersey, expanded after a 2011 flood that nearly destroyed its building. Photos courtesy of Bethel Church

A devastating storm becomes a turning point for a historic African Methodist Episcopal church

When volunteers and donors helped repair massive flood damage to its building, the pastor and congregation paid back the community by creating an ambitious food ministry.

Wanda Lundy

The Rev. Dr. Wanda Lundy, pastor of Siloam Hope First Presbyterian Church in Elizabeth, New Jersey, walks in the church graveyard that inspired the 313 Project. Photos by Alexis Llewellyn
 

A merged congregation bonds over a project to honor the freed and enslaved Africans buried in its cemetery

A historic, predominantly Black congregation in New Jersey seeks to learn the names and stories of more than 300 unidentified souls buried in unmarked graves.

The Rev. Joe Tedesco is the superior of Mepkin Abbey, where the monks are trying a new experiment in teaching both farming methods and monastic discipline through a 10-month-long internship. Photos by Alice Keeney

The fruit (and vegetables) of the Spirit

A South Carolina abbey tills new monastic ground while also growing farmers.

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