Introducing the ELCA Malaria Campaign
Nearly 800,000 people die each year from malaria -- most are children under five. It doesn’t have to be this way. The disease is completely preventable and treatable. Working as a church, through churches in Africa, we already have the structure in place to reach individuals and communities that other organizations cannot. But we need your help to get started.
Please spread the word about the ELCA Malaria Campaign in your congregation, and give generously to support this effort.
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New from ELCA World Hunger
Sneak Peek: ELCA World Hunger Resource PacketThe new ELCA World Hunger Resource Packet is in the mail! Each congregation will receive this packet with a collection of the latest resources designed to raise funds and awareness for ELCA World Hunger in your congregation. This packet includes the latest edition of "Congregation Connections," reproducible stories, malaria resources and a copy of the new ELCA Good Gifts catalog.
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Sermon starters from ELCA World HungerDid you know that you can find sermon starters from ELCA World Hunger each Sunday? Find ideas and thought-provoking reflections to get you started. You will also find prayers, litanies and hymn suggestions.
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Remembering September 11Sunday, September 11, marks the 10-year anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the United States. Promote healing and solidarity with these worship resources, including prayers, litanies and sermon starters.
Drought in the Horn of Africa"This is the last of my food: a few beans." Residents of Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya are struggling to find food and water in the middle of the worst drought in over 60 years. The United Nations estimates that 11.6 million people are at risk. Your gifts to ELCA Disaster Response are urgently needed to provide food, water and emergency supplies to those most in need.
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Buck-a-chick fundraiser: $74,720 and countingIn March, congregations across the country embarked on a new, creative way to help fight hunger and poverty, one chicken at a time. By hosting a "buck-a-chick" sale, members could purchase and decorate a paper chick for one dollar -- the cost of providing a chick to a family experiencing hunger.
More than $74,720 have been raised to support this effort -- allowing ELCA World Hunger to connect families to the resources they need to escape hunger and poverty for good. Thank you!
If you missed the fundraiser this time around, it's not too late to join in the fun. Download the "buck-a-chick" coloring page and begin planning your own event.
On October 21, 2011, the Hunger, Poverty and Justice task forces of the Southeastern Synod will host the second annual Hunger Huddle conference. Participants should expect to leave with a greater understanding of what is causing the current hunger crisis; knowledge of the many ways that groups are combating this crisis; and some immediate steps that they can take to contribute to make a difference. The event will take place at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Atlanta, Ga. For additional information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Is your congregation, synod or community active in the fight against hunger and poverty? Tell us what you’re up to. Email email@example.com.
In the news
ELCA presiding bishop to visit flood-affected congregations in Minot, N.D.
ELCA assembly officially launches the ELCA Malaria Campaign
ELCA contributes $400,000 to Horn of Africa drought relief
Ninety percent of the world's malnourished children live in 36 countries.
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