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Bread Church participants gather ingredients for an evening of baking and spiritual discussion.  Photos by Brian Diggs.

A struggling Texas church is slowly rising again, becoming leaven for the community

Despite years of decline and worries about the future, Austin's Memorial UMC is moving forward in ministry, with bread baking, ESL classes and a decidedly Wesleyan model of church focused not on themselves but on their neighbors.

The Rev. Laura Everett, in front row wearing black and white skirt, joins congregants and other visitors at a June 15  interfaith prayer vigil, asking for healing and unity following gun violence in Orlando, Boston and elsewhere. The vigil was held at Bethel AME in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood of Boston. Getty Images / Photo by Lane Turner.

There is gospel to preach here: Christian leaders respond to the Orlando shooting

Twelve Christian leaders across the country serving in a variety of roles tell the stories of how they responded to the massacre and offer resources to help others responding to tragedy.

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