Photo: Men of St. Matthews By-The-Sea UMC in Fenwick, Island, Del., build a handicap ramp for a church member. Men across the UMC will spend May 19-20 engaged in similar building- or repair projects as a part of Save the World weekend.
NASHVILLE, Tenn.––UM Men are invited to join with 250,000 other volunteers around the world for a May 19-20 Change the World event.
Change the World is a movement to connect United Methodists by building community locally in service projects and fighting malaria globally with Imagine No Malaria to end preventable deaths from malaria in Africa. Local service projects vary and include raising funds for worthy causes, feeding the hungry, planting gardens, advocating for peace and justice and more.
Last year, more than 2,000 events took place in 15 countries.
United Methodist Communications has created several Change the World resources to help churches with project ideas, information on how to advertise free events, and a sermon series. Register your event by April 16 to receive a free marketing kit that includes a lawn banner, sermon series DVD, and t-shirt.
To locate an event in your area, go to http://rethinkchurch.org/get-involved. Join the conversation online on Facebook, or on Twitter using the hashtags #CTW2012 and #rethinkchurch.