Healing Communities Partnership

Healing Communities is a framework for ministry to persons returning from or at risk of incarceration, their families, and the larger community. Healing Communities challenges congregations through mobilization of its existing resources to become “Stations of Hope” for persons affected by the criminal-justice system. 

Healing Communities identifies basic components of action for congregations. Each action is built on existing strengths, all located within the existing mission and ministry structure of the local church. Resources helpful in ministries among those impacted by the criminal-justice system include the formal and informal networks of congregational life, and the Christian themes of forgiving, healing, redemption, reconciliation and justice.

To read more on how to become a Healing Community, go to Healing Communities Partnership.

If you are interested in your congregation becoming a Healing Community, contact Doug Walker at dwalker@umc-gbcs.org.

For more information about Healing Communities, go to www.healingcommunitiesusa.com.

Check out who is a Healing Community

If you or your congregation want to be a Healing Community, then contact Doug Walker at dwalker@umc-gbcs.org.

Baltimore-Washington Annual Conference

Maryland

  • Abington
    • Cokesbury Memorial
  • Annapolis
    • Asbury Broadneck
  • Baltimore
    • John Wesley United Methodist Church
    • Sharp Street Memorial United Methodist Church
    • St. James United Methodist Church
    • St. Matthews United Methodist Church
    • St. Matthews New Life
  • Belair
    • Belair United Methodist Church
    • Centre United Methodist Church
    • Mt. Zion United Methodist Church
  • Beltsville
    • Emmanuel United Methodist Church
  • Cheverly
    • Cheverly United Methodist Church
  • Dunkirk
    • Peters United Methodist Church
  • Frederick
    • Centennial Memorial
  • Glen Burnie
    • Hall United Methodist Church
  • Hanover
    • St. Mark United Methodist Church
  • Hyattsville
    • First United Methodist Church
  • Lexington Park
    • Zion United Methodist Church
  • Middletown
    • Middletown United Methodist Church
  • Parkville
    • Hiss United Methodist Church
  • Pasadena
    • Mt. Zion United Methodist Church
  • Severn
    • Metropolitan United Methodist Church

District of Columbia

  • Washington, D.C.
    • Emory United Methodist Church
    • Hughes Memorial
    • Randall Memorial
    • Wesley United Methodist Church

Eastern Pennsylvania Annual Conference

  • Harrisburg
    • Grace United Methodist Church
  • Lancaster
    • First United Methodist Church
    • Grandview United Methodist Church
  • Leola
    • Leola United Methodist Church
  • Lititz
    • Lititz United Methodist Church
  • Philadelphia
    • Grace United Methodist Church
    • New Vision United Methodist Church
    • Tindley Temple
  • Valley Forge
    • St. Matthew's United Methodist Church

Great Plains Annual Conference

Kansas

  • Wichita
    • Dellrose United Methodist Church
    • St. Mark United Methodist Church

North Georgia Annual Conference

  • Atlanta
    • Bethel United Methodist Church
    • Central United Methodist Church
    • Eastside United Methodist Church
    • Impact United Methodist Church

Oklahoma Annual Conference

  • Oklahoma City
    • Quayle United Methodist Church

Texas Annual Conference

  • Houston
    • Abiding Faith United Methodist Church
    • Blueridge United Methodist Church
    • Sloan United Methodist Church
    • St. Paul’s United Methodist Church
    • Trinity East United Methodist Church
    • Westminster United Methodist Church
    • Windsor Village United Methodist Church

West Michigan Annual Conference

  • Grand Rapids
    • First United Methodist Church

West Ohio Annual Conference

  • Tipp City
    • Ginghamsburg United Methodist Church

If you are interested in your congregation becoming a Healing Community,
contact Doug Walker at dwalker@umc-gbcs.org.