Receive Imagine No Malaria online training in October10/05/12
Receive Imagine No Malaria online training in October“We’re ready to help!” is the response heard most frequently from Arkansas United Methodists when they hear how over 600,000 people, mostly children under age 5 and mothers-to-be, are dying each year from malaria. They are especially excited when they learn that every dollar they raise for Imagine No Malaria (INM), up to $333,000, will be matched through a grant from the United Methodist Foundation of Arkansas (UMFA).
Some of the ministries and churches already responding include Shiloh UMC Paragould, Mabelvale UMC, First UMC Little Rock, Mount Eagle Christian Center, First UMC Rogers, First UMC Fort Smith, Lakewood UMC North Little Rock, Central UMC Rogers and First UMC Springdale.
Don’t see your church listed? Be sure to let our INM field coordinator, Martha Taylor, know about your church’s goal or event so it can be reported accurately and quality for the UMFA match. Contact her at email@example.com or 501-324-8005.
Are you ready to get started? Taylor will lead several one-hour online informational training sessions throughout the month of October. Each session will give a ministry overview of the initiative, the goal for Arkansas, ideas for local churches, and sources of free resources and support. The sessions are scheduled for:
• Monday, Oct. 8 at 3 p.m.
• Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 11 a.m.
• Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 1 p.m.
• Thursday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m.
• Tuesday, Oct. 30 at 4 p.m.
The online training room will open five minutes before the start of each session. To log on for the session, go to http://umc.adobeconnect.com/r4l83oum5i2.
If your church would like to host an on-site training, contact Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org or 501-324-8005.
Each month, the Arkansas United Methodist will report on how many lives are being saved through our Conference’s giving. Our goal is to save 101,000 lives, or $1.1 million. Note: The number above does not reflect the UMFA match.
To have your gifts credited toward the UMFA matching grant:
• send checks to the Treasurer’s Office, Attn: Imagine No Malaria, Arkansas Conference Ministries, P.O. Box 3611, Little Rock, AR 72203, or
• visit arumc.org/donate, click the Imagine No Malaria button and be sure to include the name of your local church to receive the match.