Fund-raiser for UMC mission
Fellowship time after the 10 a.m. service on Sunday was held at The Local Buzz in the Pond Cove Shopping Center and served as a fund-raising event for the United Methodist Church’s “Imagine No Malaria” mission.
Ten percent of The Local Buzz sales through 2 p.m. were targeted for the UMC mission, along with donations collected during Sunday services and also from a donation jar at The Local Buzz.
Groups of people from the 10 a.m. service dropped into The Buzz for coffee, bagels, bagel sandwiches, egg sandwiches and pastries.
The United Methodist Church adopted this mission in 2008 and set a goal to eliminate malaria deaths in Africa by 2015 by providing mosquito nets, education and treatment. Malaria continues to be one of the top killers in Africa of children under age 5 and pregnant women.
The UMC has a goal to raise $4 million annually and $75 million overall.
Events like the one Sunday at The Local Buzz have been held all over the country by United Methodist churches.
On the UMC web site, Gary Henderson wrote, “The people of the United Methodist Church should know that their ability to harness resources around a God-sized dream is not only transforming the continent of Africa, but transforming our whole church, as we discover new ways of connection and care as the family of God.”
For more information on the UMC “Imagine No Malaria” mission, click here: Imaginenomalaria
Thank you to The Local Buzz and everyone from the congregation, and friends, who have supported this life-saving cause.