The Central Conference Pension Initiative recently received a gift of $500,000 from a generous donor in Georgia, with the potential for an additional gift later this year if the churches in Georgia respond with significant participation.
The donor has challenged the North and South Georgia Conferences to match the gift with a minimum goal of $500,000. All church gifts and pledges received after May 7, 2009 will be counted toward the challenge. The total potential for this effort could be $1,500,000 or more.
North Georgia United Methodists have a chance to contribute to CCPI through the Mission Offering for Annual Conference. For more information about the Mission Offering visit www.ngumc.org/ac2009.
Read the story of recipient Minerva Kekeh at http://www.ccpi-umc.org/stories/mkekeh.asp or find out more about CCPI at www.ccpi-umc.org.