It doesn't take much to show you care. In dozens of ways, thousands of people will be teaming up with United Methodists during the third-annual Change the World event on May 19-20.
The goal is to find and help a need through simple 'service' gestures to make a positive difference. Painting, weeding, sorting, planting, serving, and talking shoulder-to-shoulder with our neighbors. Some projects become city-wide efforts of many and some are just a couple of friends around the corner.Originally Posted: Jan 30, 2012
Several times a month the folks from Myers Memorial United Methodist Church rev up their mobile box tool truck and send their "Mission Possible" team out to tackle projects that include everything from roofing to building wheelchair ramps. And then they met Jimmy Parton.
Polo victim Jimmy Parton was used to people offering to help him. Sometimes those good-intentioned people would follow through, but more often than not, they wouldn’t. That is until Pastor Clyde Penry paid Jimmy a visit.
Originally Posted: Jan 10, 2012
One of the largest killers of children in Africa can be caught, but only if you get involved. Malaria kills more than one million people each year. Every 60 seconds a child in Africa dies of this preventable and treatable disease. Malaria can be eliminated with the right tools: prevention, treatment, education and communication.
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Change the World is a weekend of simple acts of kindness with our neighbors to our community -- to truly change lives.
Participate in this global Rethink Church event (May 19-20, 2012) and build community locally…fight malaria globally. It's easy:
- look close to home
- tap your circle of influence
- give a couple hours to your community
• Start close to home read story ►Originally Posted: Jan 10, 2012
Here is the reading list from Laura and Brian.
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• Journey To Hope Series church leaders ►Originally Posted: Jan 9, 2012
First came Tigard Indoor Play Park and Tigard Preschool at Tigard United Methodist Church. With so many neighborhod kids and parents coming and going throughout the week, a natural outgrowth has been the Jubilatte coffee shop.
Warm aromas, casual chats, laughter from a play area under watchful eyes, and a weekly children's storytime all help create a place of comfort and safety.
Originally Posted: Nov 25, 2011