The Outreach Team is responsible for carrying out the church‚s mission and vision related to its outreach. Responsibilities include providing activities for peace and justice issues, evangelism, disaster relief, CROP, special outreach offerings, and work camps such as the Puerto Rico trip; securing ushers, greeters and the Ambassadors; maintaining relationships with the Cedars, McPherson College, Churches United in Ministry, and the Council of Churches; and serving the community in other ways.
- Peace and justice education/activities
- Ushers and greeters
- Calls on church visitors
- Outreach offerings
- Disaster relief (coordinator)
- CROP-Walk/Bread Festival
Posted November 12th, 2010
STEPMC is offering Bridges Out of Poverty Training for all community members. Bridges Out of Poverty trains community volunteers who want to help people living in poverty work their way to self-sufficiency. Bridges training leads to a better understanding of poverty, provides a process for helping people out of poverty and encourages restructuring of community resources to facilitate and sustain self-sufficiency. This training is used to prepare volunteers to build relationships across class lines.
Bridges Out of Poverty training is the first step to becoming involved with the Circles(TM) Campaign in McPherson County. If you are interested in serving as an Ally, you need this training. If you are interested in serving on one of the teams that support the Circles(TM) Campaign, you need this training.
Saturday, November 20
8:30-2:30, The Well, 101 North Main, McPherson, KS
Please join our facilitators, Mike and Cindy Marion, as we begin to learn about the hidden rules of economic class and how we can build relationships across economic class lines to the benefit of all members of our community.
To register, please call 620-242-2015 and let us know that you would like to attend. The cost is $15 which includes your workbook.
Posted November 12th, 2010
STEPMC invites you to attend an opportunity to learn more about ending poverty in McPherson County. We have two sessions for you to choose from:
December 9th 11:30–1:00 or 6:30–8:00
Both at First United Methodist Church, McPherson.
Carlos Guajardo, a Getting Ahead graduate from Springfield, Ohio, will be here to tell his story of how Circles(TM) helped him move out of poverty and is now assisting others in his community.
You don’t want to miss hearing Carlos’ story!
Posted October 19th, 2010
The annual Alternative Christmas Gift Market will be held Saturday, Nov. 6, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Cedars Wellness Center. Over 20 agencies representing local and global charities benefiting people in need will provide alternative gift options. It’s open to everyone, no admission charge, free refreshments and musical entertainment.