Learn tips for social justice and action in Boise Oct. 26


Do you want to get involved in projects that help feed low income children in your community? Are you looking for a way to use your  skills to help survivors clean up after a winter storm or hurricane? Does the idea of traveling to Kenya to help people better access medical care excite you? Are you planning a mission trip and need information about insurance and best practice tips?

If so, you need to be in Boise on Oct. 26 for the Crossing Boundaries: Celebrating 200 years of Missions event sponsored by the Oregon-Idaho Conference of the United Methodist Church’s Global Missions Team.

These workshops are designed for anyone with experience or not, to attend and learn how to be better advocates for mission and social justice change in their community, and world.

The event runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and costs just $20 to attend. Childcare and lunch will be provided.

During workshops, you’ll hear from others just like you who are volunteering to help with emergency response when natural disasters strike. You can hear volunteers talk about trips they’ve taken in the U.S. and abroad to help people recover after wildfires, hurricanes, and floods hit.

You’ll get the chance to talk about healthcare and the many ways in which you can help improve the overall health of your church and your community in mind, body and spirit.

You’ll also hear from those who have traveled as missionaries to serve as volunteers in places like Kenya, where they’ve partnered with a local hospital to provide more extensive medical care in rural areas.

All of these topics will be discussed, along with a presentation by Dr. Benjamin Hartley on the history of mission work in the Oregon-Idaho Conference. Hartley is a professor of Christian mission at George Fox University as well as a United Methodist pastor.

You will take home handouts with practical resources to learn more and get others to join you in your priorities for outreach in your area.

Registration is simple: Just follow this link to sign up for a day of learning and a call to action.