Fernwood United Methodist Church
Fernwood joined the Energy Action Network in its inaugural year, having been a CEDA site for more than 20 years. They are now operating a number of community outreach programs under the umbrella of MAAASRN (Metropolitan Area African American Senior Resource Network). Rev. Dr. Albert Sampson is the senior pastor of the church, and presiding elder of the United Methodist South End Cooperative Parish in Chicago. Along with his staff, Reverend Sampson is working to promote economic empowerment for members of the predominantly African American Roseland community. He heads up George Washington Carver F.A.R.M.S., (Farmers: Agriculture: Resources: Management: Systems). Fernwood is dedicated to facilitating the distribution of soul food vegetables and fruits from southern, African-American farmers to northern black consumers.