We have two great mission projects to support during Annual Conference this year, “Water for Flint” and “Fill the Truck.”
WATER FOR FLINT
Clean water is still an issue in Flint Michigan. Until ALL of the lead containing water lines are replaced, residents of Flint will have to continue using filtered and bottled water.
Bishop Deborah Lieder Kiesey has asked for funds to support the work of the Michigan Conference in helping to provide filters and clean water. YOU CAN HELP by donating the amount you would spend on a case of water ($4.00) or the price of a pitcher filter system ($20.00-$45.00) Donations can be deposited in the large water bottle at the Treasurer’s Office during Annual Conference and will be sent to the Michigan Conference Water for Flint outreach. To read more about the continuing water problem and the work of the Michigan Annual Conference go to: michiganumc.org
FILL THE TRUCK
Let’s fill the he Midwest Missions truck. You will find it in the parking lot during Annual Conference.
This year, Midwest Mission Distribution Center is asking for kits of all types, but especially need these supplies:
MMDC provides opportunities for individuals and groups of all walks of life, denominational backgrounds, abilities, and ages to help provide disaster relief, education and medical supplies to those in need both locally, nationally and internationally. MMDC provides a "hands on" mission experience. For those receiving the supplies, we are bringing hope that someone somewhere loves them. To read more about MMDC, or to find the specific packing list for a kit go to: midwestmissiondc.org
For more information contact Pastor Catie Newman, firstname.lastname@example.org or 712-899-4067
7th Annual Conference True Vine Ministry Clergy Spouse Tea
Saturday, June 4th, lunch meal break, Room 8 Clergy Spouses Welcome Center - Click here to register
Join First Lady Racelder Grandberry-Trimble and Clergy Spouses for discussion of clergy life's joys and hardships as we remain safe in the work God has for us. Bring your lunch and connect with us in the Clergy Spouses Welcome Center Room 8 where we will gather for fellowship, singing, crafting, encouragement and prayer.
Duke Alumni Gathering
Saturday, June 4, noon meal break, room 107
Special guest: Bishop Thomas Bickerton
Get your own lunch and beverage at the Food Court and come to room 107
Contact: Arthur McClanahan email@example.com
Retirees, Spouses of Retirees, Surviving Spouses of Retirees Annual Conference Luncheon
Sunday, June 5, 2016, 11 AM
Location to be determined and will be posted on this AC page. Reservations and advance payment submitted no later than Friday, May 13, 2016. Contact: Linda Remster (firstname.lastname@example.org) 515.974.8921
Sunday, June 5, evening meal break at far end of Dining Area in HyVee Hall?
GRAB your meal at the Ovation vendors and come GAB with Steve and Gail Quigg, new North Central Jurisdiction Mission Advocates and missionaries with the General Board of Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church.
No Reservation necessary. No need to leave HyVee Hall.
Sunday June 5 for supper meal break
Join the United Methodist Women on Sunday June 5th for supper at 5:30 pm with a program to follow at Wesley UMC. Program: “Climate Change & Climate Justice.” Ticket price: $10 ($2 will go to DV educational events) RSVP to Gladys Alvarez by May 27, 2016 by mailing form to 1140 45th Street, DSM, Iowa 50311 or email: email@example.com or call 515-277-7337.
GRAB AND GAB with the KIES
Monday, June 6, noon meal break
Larry and Jane Kies will be in Iowa during Annual Conference. There will be a "Grab and Gab" with them on Monday, June 6, noon meal break, in the far end of the dining room. Folk can "grab" their lunch from any vendor and join in the "gab" with Larry and Jane who have been serving as Iowa-connected UMMissionaries serving at the Africa University, Zimbabwe for decades. There are nearly 70 Iowa UMChurches that support the Kies, so come early to get a good seat!