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Ending Spiritual and Physical Hunger: Los Altos “Inn for Everyone” (Los Altos UMC)

The California-Pacific Conference’s vision: Ending Spiritual and Physical Hunger resonates and inspires the laity and clergy of our area to give, lead, and serve in new and exciting ways. Each week we will share a video from one of our churches that is living into the vision. Many of the examples and expressions of grace, connection, and service have been realized and grown exponentially during the pandemic and subsequent seasons.  

This week we feature Los Altos United Methodist Church in Long Beach, California. You are invited to share this video with your congregation, study group, and broader network. Consider how your ministry might further express and move toward the vision. 

Pastor Melinda Teeter Dodge and the leaders at Los Altos United Methodist Church in Long Beach, California, embarked on a model of ministry that meets the needs of the whole person and many family constructs. The participants and leaders create community and engage on matters of spirituality by combining a mid-week meal and study. The intergenerational nature of the experiences builds bonds and makes connections that are not possible in traditional Sunday School or Sunday morning worship models.