Churches asked to receive special offering in fight against malaria


            Local churches across the North Georgia are being asked to receive a special offering prior to Annual Conference to help fight malaria. There are two Sundays remaining before the big event in Athens: June 5 and June 12.
        Bishop Mike Watson has named Imagine No Malaria as the Mission Offering for the 2011 Annual Conference. Imagine No Malaria, an initiative of The United Methodist Church, has a goal of raising $75 million to eradicate malaria deaths in Africa by 2015.  
       Monies collected will be presented during the Service of Remembrance worship service on Thurs., June 16. Half of the offerings received will go directly to fight malaria in Uganda and the other half will go into the Global Fund.
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