Resources available to Change the World 2011/2012
Is your communications area abuzz about Change the World 2011/2012?
Rethinkchurch.org/changetheworld contains fliers and web graphics – all free for download. We hope that you will place a banner on your conference website(s) with a link to http://www.umcom.org/site/c.mrLZJ9PFKmG/b.5967865/k.86E5/Change_the_World.htm. There, participants can register their events and begin to receive communications from UMCom. They will also be counted in the global stats and appear on the map being generated for Rethinkchurch.org . Articles suitable for reproducing in your newsletter or site will be available there as well.
Last year’s stories can still be found online at http://www.umc.org/site/c.lwL4KnN1LtH/b.5947797/k.4996/Special_Coverage_Change_The_World.htm. We hope that you will work with us this year to collect and share inspirational stories from your area.
What if church were a verb?
Powered by the Holy Spirit, 'Rethink Church' serves as a catalyst that moves the denomination, and those we hope to reach, into dialogue -- and ultimately, into transformative, collaborative action. What if church were a verb? What would it look like? The New Mexico Conference encourages churches to Rethink Church.
Share stories of how your church has participated in Rethink Church. Send stories to . Stories will be published in the New Mexico Conference Shared Voices, an edition of the United Methodist Reporter.
How well does your community know your congregation?
What do people remember about your church? Are you the church with the food bank, the community garden or the pumpkin patch? Are you the one with the parish nurse or the global missions program? In many ways – great and small – God is made visible whenever Christians show love in tangible ways. Rethink Church can shine a light on God’s work in your community.
Here’s a few opportunities for your congregation’s involvement in 2012.
America’s Sunday Supper – January 15, 2012
When it’s too cold to go outside this winter, make a difference by hosting an America’s Sunday Supper. This two to three-hour event is a model for a Sunday evening program the night before the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday. It is also a great way to celebrate Human Relations Day! Resources and more information are available online at www.sundaysupperumc.org. Join us for a free webinar November 17 at 1 p.m. CST. To join the webinar, go to http://umc.adobeconnect.com/rethinkchurch.
Change the World – May 19-20, 2012
This denomination wide event helps local churches experience the global presence of The United Methodist Church. This year, people in 15 countries participated. In 2012, we will focus on building community locally and fighting malaria globally. Pick a project that helps you build local community, then go a step further to support the global community. Sign up now at www.umcom.org/changetheworld.
Impact Community – Year-round!
Impact Community grants provide marketing expertise and dollars for community-focused events. Go to www.umcom.org/impactcommunity to learn more!
Name Your Event
Let us know how your local church expresses itself beyond Sunday morning in community! Email us at .