CTC Quick Notes 5.8.14

By May 10, 2014Conference News

 

CTC Quick Notes is a snapshot of key information and tools for CTC clergy and church leadership

 

AC2014 Offering recipients announced.

Two very special ministries, one within and one outside the geographic boundaries of the conference, will be the beneficiaries of the 2014 Annual Conference Offering. The in-conference portion of our offering will go to assist the United Community Centers in building a new Bethlehem Center located in a neighborhood where more than 90 percent of the population lives below the poverty line. The out-of-conference portion will go to the Maua Methodist Hospital in Meru, Kenya, to help provide for a new operating table for the main surgical theatre. Read more at ctcumc.org/AC2014

UMCOR Relief-Supply Kits Needed!

Recent disaster events, like last week’s deadly tornadoes, combined with the looming hurricane season, have begun to place a strain on available resources at the UMCOR depots. UMCOR Sager Brown is in need of health kits and bedding kits, specifically, and is also low on layette and school kits. You can help by assembling and shipping relief-supply kits to any of the depots in the UMCOR Relief-Supply Network, or by giving to Material Resource Ministry, Advance #901440, which allows the depot to purchase disaster relief supplies in bulk. About 18 southern and Midwestern states were affected by flooding and tornadoes last week. Please continue to pray for survivors as they clean up from those storms. Anyone wishing to donate specifically to those relief efforts can do so via the U.S. Disaster Response, Advance #901670.

Be part of the solution when – not if – disaster strikes

Disasters don’t just happen “somewhere else.” One of the primary ways the Central Texas Conference responds to disasters is via our Early Response Team (ERT). The next available opportunity to take the training required to be part of the CTC ERTs is:

9:00 am – 5:00 pm |  Saturday, June 28 | FUMC Weatherford

The fee is $30 and covers all class materials and lunch. Registration is limited to the first 35 attendees and there must be a minimum of seven persons registered a week prior to the training for it to make. To learn more about the ERT program and register for one of the upcoming courses, visit the CTC Disaster Response page on ctcumc.org.

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