Our Annual Conference Offering will provide for mission and ministry for two very special projects - one within the bounds and one outside the geographic bounds of our conference.
The in-conference portion of our offering will go to the capital campaign of the United Community Centers in building a new Bethlehem Center. The center is located in a neighborhood where more than 90 percent of the population live below the Federal poverty guideline of $23,050 per family of four. The success and completion of the capital campaign will improve the lives of many of Fort Worth’s underprivileged residents. The ground for the Bethlehem Center was broken April 4, with a ceremony that marked the culmination of a 75-year history of service and the beginning of a new chapter for the Bethlehem Center.
The out-of-conference portion of our offering will go to the Maua Methodist Hospital in Maua, Kenya. The funds will provide for a new operating table for the main surgical theatre. The current table loses its pneumatic pressure and every ten minutes or so must be pumped back up to an appropriate height for the surgeon to continue surgery. We hope to provide funds for this necessary equipment as a part of the Bishop’s Mission Trip to Kenya in September.