Over the last few years, tens of thousands have come home from war … bearing wounds both visible and invisible, facing unemployment, housing and other domestic issues.
During January, the call to assist veterans and military families will be heard nationally as part of the Martin Luther King Day of Service (Jan. 21, 2013).
United Methodists are joining in this to raise awareness in communities and do something to address the needs of veterans and military families. By participating in a nationwide focus (called America’s Sunday Supper), we can join with people beyond our church walls and do so much more to help troops fully return from war.
Please take a moment to register to indicate you are interested in doing something to support returning troops in January. Rethink Church is offering a free, downloadable toolkit to get you started. It contains a customizable poster to promote your work, training videos to build awareness of the needs of returning troops, a flier, ideas for serving and more. Go to www.sundaysupperumc.org to sign up today.
Webinar Tuesday, Nov 13 at 10 a.m. CT
This webinar will be led by the Rev. Neelley Hicks of United Methodist Communications. Special guests will provide insight on needs of veterans and offer ways The United Methodist Church can be involved. On Nov. 13 at 10 a.m. CT, simply go to http://umc.adobeconnect.com/rethinkchurch and sign in as a guest.
Email Rethinkchurch@umcom.org for more information.