At this year’s Great Plains Annual Conference, a resolution was passed establishing the Great Plains Conference Public Education Partnership. The resolution invites all local United Methodist Churches in Kansas and Nebraska to:
- Strengthen an existing or establish a “hands-on” partnership with a local public school or schools;
- Encourage and equip members to contact their state legislators to advocate for public education; and
- Attend a conference-sponsored regional event supporting public education.
The event being held nearest to us is at Topeka First UMC on July 31, 2014 at 6:30 pm. Let us know if you’re interested in making the trip, but Jenny and I think the best option might be sharing a video of the event in either the sanctuary or fellowship hall at a later date that does not coincide with the rodeo.
Judging from the passion with which many of you worked for the passage of the recent school bond issue, I know that this issue is important to you. Let Jenny or I know if you would like to get more actively involved with this ministry. I have posted the original resolution along with a letter from Bishop Scott Jones on the church website.