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Pan-Methodist Campaign for Children in Poverty

Pan-Methodist Campaign for Children in Poverty invites your congregation to Celebrate Children’s Sabbath

10/9/2017

The North Alabama Conference Connection to the Pan-Methodist Campaign for Children in Poverty invites you and your congregation to Celebrate Children’s Sabbath on October 22, 2017. Children’s Sabbath is different from a Children’s Sunday. Children’s Sabbath does celebrate your congregation’s children, but it also is a time (during worship, study, outreach) to invite your congregation to focus on the realities of children beyond the congregation. Children’s Sabbath is a way for our congregations ...


Pan-Methodist Campaign for Children in Poverty Blog: United Methodist Churches in Etowah County seek to make a difference and fight poverty

8/25/2017

By Sheila Freeman, Minister of Discipleship and Children at Gadsden First UMC   If anyone serves Me, let him follow Me; and where I am, there My servant will be also. If anyone serves Me, him My Father will honor. - John 12:26 (NKJV)   Missions Around the Corner Often churches and individuals look to far off places around the world for meaningful mission experiences and ways to serve. However, opportunities to make a difference exist right in our own cities, communities and neighborhoods. More ...


Pan-Methodist Campaign for Children in Poverty Blog: Littleville UMC's Backpack Beacons nourish students' bodies and souls

7/27/2017

by Rev. Holly Woodall “Where’s the white van? “When’s the white van coming?” “Where is the lady in the white van?” These familiar questions have begun early every Friday at Haleyville Elementary School in Haleyville, Alabama, since 2012. For five years, Littleville United Methodist Church (Northwest District) has worked through the Backpack Beacons to provide backpacks filled with food, beverages and snacks for the weekend to hungry students in the elementary school. In the first week in 2012, ...


Pan-Methodist Campaign for Children in Poverty Blog: Staring down the numbers

5/26/2017

Jesus said to let the children come to him, and Jesus gives us a command to show love and justice to his most vulnerable little ones. In North Alabama, our work is more than overwhelming when staring down these numbers. Each number represents one child and their family struggling in poverty. If you add up all the numbers district-by-district, and take into account those districts that don't cover an entire county on the southern end, the numbers of children in poverty are staggering. We've ...


Pan-Methodist Campaign for Children in Poverty Blog: Halos of Hope

4/20/2017

By Melissa Betts, Director of Children & Serve Ministries Cullman First UMC Often times, our heart strings are pulled when we see the commercials for providing aid to children in third world countries. The children who are living in poverty, malnourished, and struggling. But how often do we stop to ask ourselves “Are there struggling children in my community?” My neighborhood? The answer is YES. In the state of Alabama, there are NO counties that do not have families living in poverty. Feeding ...


Pan-Methodist Campaign for Children in Poverty launches monthly blog

2/28/2017

Our Pan-Methodist Campaign for Children in Poverty North Alabama Conference Team mission is to equip congregations to share in God’s mission by providing hope, compassion, justice, and radical hospitality to children who live in poverty. Over the next year, we’ll offer monthly blog posts to provide ideas, inspiring stories from local congregations, and ways to connect what we do and who we are to others working on behalf of children and their families in North Alabama and the larger ...


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