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Important Upcoming Events
Reaching New People
Saturday, March 11
9:00am - 3:00pm (onsite check-in begins at 8:30am)
Kansas UMC (200 E Buena Vista St, Kansas)
Too often churches take a “wait for people to come” approach or they think ‘invitation’ means standing on street corners or initiating painfully difficult conversations. Not so! This workshop will teach principles which are effective in churches of all sizes. The key to reaching new people is to move beyond the walls of the building and develop relationships with people in the community. This workshop will equip the church to reach out in non-threating ways. The cost is $10 which includes lunch and snacks. Advanced registration is required and must be done by March 4, 2017.
2017 Special Sundays -
Human Relations Day (Sunday before the national observance of Dr Martin Luther King Jr’s birthday) strengthens United Methodist outreach to communities in the United States and Puerto Rico, encouraging social justice and work with at-risk youth.
One Great Hour Of Sharing (fourth Sunday in Lent) enables the United Methodist Committee on Relief to reach out through worldwide ministries of food, shelter, health and peace.
Native American Ministries Sunday (third Sunday of Easter) nurtures mission with Native Americans and provides scholarships for United Methodist Native American seminarians.
Peace With Justice Sunday (first Sunday after Pentecost) enables The United Methodist Church to have a voice in advocating for peace and justice through a broad spectrum of global programs.
World Communion Sunday (first Sunday of October) provides scholarships for U.S. racial- and ethnic-minority students and international students, on both undergraduate and graduate levels.
United Methodist Student Day (last Sunday of November) furnishes scholarships and loans for students attending United Methodist-related and other accredited colleges and universities.
Don’t forget that you can celebrate these Special Sundays at anytime of the year.
Please remember these people in your prayers: