We believe the evidence of our faith and God's love can be seen in the ways we love others through our words, our actions, and our generosity.  As our founder John Wesley once said, we aim to "Do all the good we can, by all the means we can, in all the ways we can, in all the places we can, at all the times we can, to all the people we can, as long as ever we can."

Preparing to serve the homeless on State Street.

Preparing to serve the homeless on State Street.

Hunger and Homelessness

We are committed to sharing God's love with others by partnering with other community organizations to provide food and shelter to those in need.  When we do so, we believe that, not only are people cared for, but our hearts and lives are changed.  Some of our hunger and homeless ministries include:

  • Weekly Wednesday Night Suppers during the school year here at People's Church from 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.

  • Serving homeless families with other local congregations through the Road Home.

  • Offering garden plots for people in the community to grow their own food through our Community Garden.

  • Partnering with Habitat for Humanity to build simple, decent, and affordable housing for low income families.

  • Partnering with other local churches to support the Oregon Community Food Pantry.

  • Groups from our congregation partner with the Friends of State Street Families to provide meals for homeless persons in Madison.

Health and Wellness

We believe that adequate, affordable healthcare is a necessity for all people.  We strive to help people receive the care they need through our health and wellness ministries, which include educational events for children, adults, and seniors, flu shot clinics, safe driving classes, and other seasonal events.

Community and congregation members gathered for an Advanced Directive panel discussion.

Community and congregation members gathered for an Advanced Directive panel discussion.

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One of our newer emphases , we are currently exploring what it means to live as a faithful people in the midst of a culture and world where some are privileged and others are not.  We are committed to the full inclusion and participation of all in our church regardless of race, gender, economic status, or sexual orientation.  We are presently exploring what it would mean for our congregation to become a sanctuary church.  For more information on immigration, race and the United Methodist Church, please look at the following links:

Environmental Care

As a congregation we are committed to caring for all of creation.  We not only strive to care for the world through our actions as a church and individuals, but also to help people in our community learn what it means to truly be green.