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O Lord, by these things people live, and in all these is the life of my spirit. Oh, restore me to health and make me live!                                       (Isa 38:16 NRS)


Want to really change the world?  Want to save the life of a child? Want to bring hope and healing to your neighbors in need?  The global health initiative of the UMC allows people like us to do all these things, and more.  It reminds us of what it means to be a church.  Church is more than just coming to worship on Sunday morning.  It is more than just a building.  It is people using their gifts, talents, hands, feet to affect the change we want to see in the world, both globally and locally.  One of the most transformative ways this is done is by providing basic medical care to those in need around the world.

Globally we tackle issues like eradicating the big three diseases of poverty: malaria, tuberculosis, and AIDS.  Locally we take on issues of improved quality of life for the underserved, elderly, children, and even those of us who struggle with some of the greatest epidemics of our American society like nutrition, obesity and addictions.

Find out more about the Capital District’s global health initiatives: