Memphis Conference churches register events for 2012 "Change the World"
At least four Memphis Conference churches have registered events for “Change the World” weekend, May 19-20.
“Change the World” is a global movement of United Methodists doing what they can to improve lives and community. If May 19-20 is not convenient, another date may the chosen.
Churches that register an event by April 16 will receive a free lawn banner.
· We will worship through service on Sunday, April 22. Teams will spread out across the community to engage in a variety of mission projects. There will be a project for every skill level. Contact Donna Vick email@example.com to volunteer.
· Mission Blitz takes place on Saturday, April 21. Come for registration, doughnuts, coffee and fellowship beginning at 7:30 a.m. on the church lawn. Join in a kick off commissioning service. Then move out to selected projects around the community, including a “make a wish” project with a local assisted living facility. Call 731-285-6454 for more info.
Marshall County UMC Cluster, Benton, KY
· The women of the United Methodist Church in Marshall County, KY will join together to host Sacred Steps on Saturday, May 19. The event is a 5K run/walk to raise money to support a local mission and an international mission. A course will run through the neighborhood surrounding Benton First UMC, and will finish at the church where participants will have lunch together and learn more about the missions the money raised will benefit. The local mission is The Marshall County Safe House, that predominantly cares for women who are victims of domestic violence. Our international mission is the House of Hope in Honduras. We are working to have all expenses covered by sponsors so all registration money will go directly to our missions. Runners/walkers or casual strollers are encouraged to participate! Registration fee is $25.
· On Saturday, May 19, the United Methodist Men will serve in the St. John's soup kitchen. Throughout May, we will be emphasizing missions and each Sunday congregation members will have the opportunity to take a "Bag of Blessings" with them. In the bag, they will find opportunities to interact with others in small, meaningful ways. A notecard to send to a homebound member, a prayer request, a paper bag to fill with items for the food pantry, or a letter to sign in support of an organization like Bread for the World. We hope through this initiative, along with speakers and other opportunities throughout May, members will focus on the spiritual discipline of giving and reaching out to others, and that it may become part of their consciousness.
To learn more about "Change the World," click HERE.