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NEWS: SERRVING ARTISANS
10-Fold will conclude next week with an emphasis on fair trade. During the week you’ll learn more about United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) fair trade partner, SERRV, which assists impoverished artisans and farmers by helping them to find a wider market for their products while receiving a fair wage for their work.
As Christmas approaches, UMCOR and SERRV are joining together to encourage United Methodist churches to host SERRV fair-trade consignment sales among their pre-Christmas events.
By doing so, churches will directly support artisans and farmers in 34 countries. Shoppers can feel good about their purchases because they will know that they are truly helping the people who crafted the items.
SERRV has resources available, including an online guide and information on the SERRV website, to assist churches and organizations interested in hosting such a sale. Visit www.serrv.org/umcor or call 1.888.294.9657 to start planning a sale in your church this Christmas season.
The people of Haiti need your ongoing prayers as they transition from relief mode to long-term development in their recovery from the devastating earthquake of January 2010.
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RESOURCE: LARGE CHURCH INITIATIVE CONFERENCE
Registration is now open for the 2013 Large Church Initiative Conference that will take place April 22 – 24 in Tampa, Florida. An early bird rate is available to those who register before February 1, 2013. Learn more and register today!
UMCOR provides emergency relief in many areas of the world. To find out more about UMCOR's ministries, please visit umcor.org. You can donate to any project by placing a contribution in the offering plate at a local United Methodist church; by sending a check to UMCOR, PO Box 9068, New York, NY 10087-9068; or by calling 1-800-554-8583, where credit card donations are accepted. You can also give online by clicking any of the "DONATE" links or make a $10 donation anytime by texting “UMCOR” to 80888. UMCOR is exempt from tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of the United States and qualifies for the maximum charitable contribution deduction by donors.
And, please pray for those who are hungry, displaced, sick or in poverty because of natural and human-made disasters, and for the workers who minister to them.
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United Methodist Committee on Relief
General Board of Global Ministries, The United Methodist Church
Room 1520, 475 Riverside Drive, New York, NY 10115
Voice Phone: 1-212-870-3816; FAX: 1-212-870-3624