Imagine No Malaria
Imagine if we could stamp out malaria . . . if all children had the opportunity to grow to adulthood . . . if we could change millions of lives for generations to come.
Imagine No Malaria is an initiative of the people of The United Methodist Church to raise $75 million to eliminate malaria deaths in Africa by 2015. In partnership with our brothers and sisters in Africa, the gifts and resources shared through Imagine No Malaria will empower an entire continent to achieve a sustainable...
Imagine No Malaria - Spreading the Word!
While United Methodists around the globe are working to eradicate malaria in Africa, it’s a battle being waged by a diverse set of partners.
Imagine No Malaria Advocacy Day brought together leaders from annual conferences across the United States to meet with congressional leaders and ask for their support of United States government funding of malaria treatment and prevention programs. From the Oregon-Idaho Conference, Rev. Jim Frisbie, Conference Secretary of Global...
'I was hungry, and you gave me food'
Through the giving of nickels, dimes, quarters and dollars the Task Force for the Elimination of Hunger was able to provide nine new and expanded hunger programs grants to grow their outreach to the community. Sadly, other requests were turned away for lack of funds.
Connecting with the community is a key aspect of many of the grants. In St. Helens and Eugene backpack programs are connecting with hungry children. In Dallas and Pocatello kitchens are getting updates to support community meal...
United Methodist Volunteers In Mission?
“UMVIM…….What is it?” We hear this question so often…..and from Methodists!
As your Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference UMVIM Coordinators, we are trying hard to provide more information about the many programs available through United Methodist Volunteers in Mission.
Our own experience with UMVIM began as Individual Volunteers, serving for a year in Peru as onsite coordinators of the new Peru-Bolivia Border Mission. (Misión Fronteras) We were fortunate...
Retired Clergy Couple Follow Their Heart to Kenya
What started at occasional trips to Africa has triggered a passion for mission and now a long-term commitment by two United Methodist Ministers. Clergy Couple Jim Monroe and Sue Owen have agreed to a 2-3 year position as volunteers in residence at the Maua Methodist Hospital in Kenya.
Jim and Sue, who married in 2001, have lead six trips to the Maua hospital in the past. 2012 will be the seventh trip. This time Jim will go early in June and Sue will come with the team later in the month, but...
Lake Oswego Member has Mission for Infants
When UMCOR West Depot Director Brian Diggs heard that 400 baby gowns made by Jan Rogers were going to be delivered to the Depot in late June, he responded, “Great! We really need layette kit contents right now.” Jan Rogers is a member of Lake Oswego United Methodist Church. She takes seriously the need for Infant gowns for Layette Kits. She goes to garage sales and fabric store sales to buy material to make infant gowns. She says, “I can get three gowns out of two yards of...
$276,360 awarded in Ethnic Local Church grants
10 ministries receive financial aid from General Board of Church & Society to strengthen education, advocacy or leadership development for social justice engagement.
FRUITLAND PARK, Fla. — Directors of the United Methodist General Board of Church & Society (GBCS) awarded $276,360 in Ethnic Local Church grants at its spring meeting here.
The Ethnic Local Church Grants program is to strengthen congregations through education, advocacy or leadership development for social justice...