On any given night, there are hundreds of families with children living in extended stay hotels that dot the north Georgia landscape. There are thousands more who are one paycheck, health crisis or car repair bill away from homelessness. In Georgia, we have the second highest rate of homeless veterans in the U.S., and we are in the top 10 for overall poverty rates in the nation. About 1 million of our kids are considered food-insecure.
Today, the church has a bold and unique opportunity to step into the stories of their neighbors in need—those struggling with poverty, homelessness, hunger and a lack of education—and help them write a new chapter in their lives. With the help of the NGUMC special offering, Action Ministries can Raise the Roof over the heads of families in need, providing them with the foundational pillars of hunger relief, housing and educational opportunities.
You are encouraged to give generously to the Annual Conference offering. Place a check in the church offering plate made out to your church with “AC Offering” in the memo line. A representative from your church will present a check from your congregation during the Service of Remembrance worship service at Annual Conference on Wednesday, June 8.
Find more about Annual Conference 2016 at www.ngumc.org/AC2016.
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