The Orchard, a United Methodist congregation, is hosting its 2008 Women’s Conference featuring Sara Berry teaching her latest study “Stones from the River Jordan.” The event is scheduled for Feb. 29-March 1 at the church in
Seven Springs United Methodist Church in Raymond has scheduled a benefit and blood drive for March 1. Proceed from the event will go to help Christine McAllister-Wardell who has acture myelogenous leukemia (AML). The blood drive runs from 8 a.m. to noon, and the benefit begins at 3 p.m. The church is located at
Mike Wiley will present his one-man play Dar He: The Emmett Till Story about the 1955 murder of 14-year old Emmet Till in
The 2008 One Great Hour of Sharing offering is scheduled for March 2. Gifts from this churchwide special offering underwrite the United Methodist Committee on Relief’s “costs of doing business.” That helps keep its promise that 100 percent of every other gift made to a specific UMCOR project can be spent on that project-not on home office costs. Offering gifts over and above those used to cover administrative costs are channeled where they’re most needed. UMCOR’s specialized ministries — responding in disaster, fighting hunger, alleviating poverty, providing relief supplies around the world, and offering hospitality to immigrants and refugees-all assist the most vulnerable people whose need is greatest. UMCOR receives no World Service funds or any other apportionments. Your gifts mean it’s right there with hardworking families, people who are affected by storms or war, disaster or disease.