Sometimes the problems of this world appear so overwhelming that you just want to stay in bed and pull the covers up over your head. But with God all things are possible and God offers us the chance to join in and be part of what the Holy Spirit is doing to change the world. United Methodists around the world are being encouraged to leave the walls of their buildings and go to work in their communities one Saturday in April and then gather for worship the following Sunday and focus on the message of helping those in need battle malaria, which kills a child every thirty seconds. The message is: “Build community locally. Fight malaria globally. Change the world.”
The Outreach Committee and the Vision Team here at First United Methodist Church have decided to focus on building community locally by partnering with Phi Theta Kapa to address the need for clean up and maintenance in one of Coffeyville’s city parks and to fight malaria globally by joining in the “Nothing But Nets” campaign. At present we’ve penciled in Saturday, April 17 and Sunday, April 18 as our dates (with April 24-25 as rain dates). Keep an eye on this blog and the Announcement Insert in the sunday morning worship bulletin for updates.