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Annual Conference 2011 to collect and assemble health kits
Earlier this week Rev. Matt Lacey, Conference Director of Advocacy and Mission, made this post to the Conference Mission Blog.
Every Annual Conference meeting, some person at some point during the meeting will ask me:
"Matt: I enjoy a good speaker and debating contentious resolutions like any good United Methodist. But wouldn't it be nice if, you know, we did some hands-on ministry work at Annual Conference? I mean, isn't that what Jesus would want us to do?"
It's a good point. A great point, actually. I wonder sometimes what Jesus would be doing during an Annual Conference meeting.
This year, we are going to make it happen.
At this year's annual conference, we are asking local churches from each district to bring one component, plus $1 for every component, to pack health kits. Why health kits? For many, they are a small sign of normalcy and comfort after a disaster.
So, let your church know, they can have an opportunity of hands-on mission during this year's Annual Conference. Here's the run-down of what we are asking each district to bring:
Northeast: Hand towels (15" x 25" up to 17" x 27")
Cheaha: Hair comb
Mt. Lakes: Nail file/clippers
Southeast: Bar of antibacterial soap
Southwest: Toothbrush (in wrapper, no child sizes)
Central: Band aids (6)
South Central: One gallon Ziploc bag
(*For each item donated by any church/district, please donate $1 as well to help ship and buy missing supplies. A check can be made out to the conference, or your district, labeled "Health Kits").
Pass the word, and if you have any questions, contact me at email@example.com.
We will assemble the kits during Annual Conference, during meal times. The Annual Conference children's camp will also be assembling some of the kits.
I hope you will spread the word for this great opportunity.