On Sunday evening, June 2, 2013, after United Methodists from across North Alabama gather for the opening of Annual Conference and worship together, they are invited to lace up their sneakers and participate in the 5K Run / 1 Mile Fun Walk for Human Need sponsored by Mission 2 Gather.
The course for the 5k will be on the campus of Birmingham-Southern College. Participants will gather and will finish in front of the Striplin Fitness Center. Prizes will be awarded for top finishers and top fundraisers. Participants will receive t-shirts while supplies last.
All proceeds raised by the 5k will benefit the Mission 2 Gather mission agencies and mission congregations of the North Alabama Conference who are working together to engage persons in mission and ministry to those in need. Mission 2 Gather was formed several years ago as these mission agencies and congregations started to work collaboratively to better fund the ministries God has called them to do. Mission 2 Gather includes the following:
There are several ways you can support this fundraising event.
Bishop Debra Wallace-Padgett and the Cabinet encourage support for the Mission 2 Gather agencies and this fundraiser. In that spirit, they have issued a challenge to the Conference. Each District Superintendent and the Bishop have agreed to be a participant in the 5k when a certain number of runners/walkers register or when sponsors raise a certain amount of money.
Don’t delay! Register to participate or make a donation today!