North Alabama Conference congregations are invited to take part in the 2015 National Observance of Children’s Sabbaths, “How Long Must I Cry for Help? Bending the Arc toward God's Vision of Justice for Children," on October 18 to focus on real solutions to significantly reduce child poverty now.
Your congregation is invited to join thousands of faith communities across the country in this celebration by holding a community-wide interfaith special worship service or a special worship service in your place of worship, and by adding educational programs and advocacy activities to engage people of faith in improving the lives of children and their families in your community, state and in our nation.
The North Alabama Conference Children’s Ministry Connection to the Pan Methodist Campaign for Children in Poverty offers the following:
If October 18 doesn’t work for your church, then pick ANY Sunday to celebrate Children’s Sabbath! The United Methodist Children’s Home staff are also attending to Children’s Sabbath as they visit congregations this Fall.
For more information: visit www.umcna.org/childreninpoverty or contact Rev. Melissa Self Patrick, NAC Campaign Liaison (Melissa.Patrick@umcna.org) or Micah Dormann, Next Generation Leadership, Facilitator (firstname.lastname@example.org)