Sunday, May 20, 2012

"World Methodist Evangelism" Offering

“[Jesus] said to them, ‘Go into all the world and proclaim the good news to the whole creation’” (Mark 16:15)
Many of you are aware that each year our Bishop of North Georgia United Methodism (Michael Watson) designates an annual “Bishop’s Mission Offering” to be collected by North Georgia United Methodist churches in the weeks leading up to Annual Conference, and then shared by each church’s delegates at a worship service during Conference.

This year, Bishop Watson has named “World Methodist Evangelism” as the 2012 Annual Conference Bishop’s Mission Offering. Headquartered in our own backyard (in Atlanta), for the last forty years World Methodist Evangelism has labored to see the Methodist Christian movement alive, vibrant, growing and yearning to spread the good news of Christ Jesus throughout the whole world through word, deed, and sign that the world may know Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. This is a holy calling and it’s still our calling today!

Together with our sisters and brothers in the Methodist tradition all around the world, this offering will help us to multiply the witnesses of Christ Jesus through connecting congregations, connecting with evangelists, international Christian youth conferences on evangelism, faith-sharing initiatives and resources, training leaders through regional evangelism seminars in every part of the world. To find out more information about World Methodist Evangelism, VISIT THEIR WEBSITE HERE.

Some of you may already know that the stained-glass window to the left of the cross on the front wall of our own Sanctuary shows the logo for World Methodist Evangelism, and was given many years ago in support of this same cause! So, it’s certainly appropriate that I invite you to join me in participating in this special opportunity with an over-and-above-your-regular offering financial gift. To contribute, please make your check payable to East Cobb UMC and designate either it or cash to our “Bishop’s Mission Offering.”

We’ll be collecting funds through June 3rd, and will present our church’s combined check during the offering time at the Annual Conference afternoon worship service on Wednesday, June 13th. Please join me as we seek to proclaim the good news of Jesus throughout the whole world through this special offering.

Remember that God loves you and I do, too!

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