wilkes boulevard united methodist church

Today Paul Pepper visits with Wilkes Boulevard United Methodist Church Pastor, MEG HEGEMANN, about Turning Point Ministry. "We're about dignity and hope for our neighbors experiencing homelessness." Watch our interview for details on how to get involved and support those who have fallen on hard times. August 18, 2015

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After years of declining membership, a Columbia church recently started a new ministry that is reconnecting that congregation to its North Central Columbia neighborhood. Hear the story of the outreach program recently taken on by the Wilkes Boulevard United Methodist Church.

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On a Sunday morning at Wilkes Boulevard United Methodist Church in Columbia, about 30 people sing to welcome two new members to their congregation.

John Flaim is one of the newcomers. He came to Wilkes about five months ago.