A Video Message from Presiding Bishop Mark S. Hanson
In a video message released earlier this week, ELCA Presiding Bishop Mark S. Hanson is asking for your generous support for ELCA World Hunger.
"There are more hungry Americans now than in the past 15 years. In this harsh economy, families are hurting. They are hungry…Your gift to ELCA World Hunger could mean more than it has ever before."
Thanks to a group of generous donors, now through Dec. 31, 2010, all gifts from individuals will be automatically matched, dollar for dollar, up to $250,000. Give now and double your gift to ELCA World Hunger. Here’s how you can help:
Make a donation online now
Give over the phone by calling 800-638-3522.
Encourage your congregation to have a special offering on behalf of ELCA World Hunger.
Pray that we do all we can to make sure no one goes hungry, here or around the world.
Spread the word to friends and family.
New from ELCA World Hunger
ELCA World Hunger Video Series
The ELCA World Hunger Video Series features the stories of four different individuals whose lives have been impacted by gifts to ELCA World Hunger. The short videos average at 6 minutes in length and are perfect to show during Sunday morning offerings, temple talks, adult forums and youth group gatherings. Included on the DVD is a brief, four-minute video to introduce the breadth of work made possible by gifts to ELCA World Hunger. Try showing the videos throughout Advent!
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ELCA Good Gifts Stickers
Use these stickers to adorn cards and packages and let friends and loved ones know about the ELCA Good Gifts given in their honor.
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Commemorate World AIDS Day
World AIDS Day, Dec. 1, 2010, is a day of prayer and remembrance for all affected by this global pandemic, whether they are HIV-positive or living with AIDS. Consider commemorating World AIDS Day this Sunday at worship.
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Shop ELCA Good Gifts
Give gifts with a purpose this Christmas. Feed the hungry, heal the sick, grow this church—and honor friends and loved ones with gifts they will never forget. Through ELCA Good Gifts, you can browse more than 65 different gifts that make a difference in the world. For just $50 you could provide a goat to a family in need. A gift of $125 could provide a microloan to a woman eager to start her own small business.
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Have you seen the new God’s Global Barnyard coin box? A new video from the Northeastern Iowa Synod makes assembly a breeze.
Is your congregation or synod active in the fight against hunger and poverty? Tell us what you're up to. E-mail Laury.Rinker@elca.org.
In the News
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According to ONE.org, Sub-Saharan Africa accounts for 24% of the global disease burden and only 3% of the world's health workforce.
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Recent tweets from David Creech, director of hunger education.@hungerbites
On World AIDS Day I'm watching the Lazarus Effect. Learn more at www.ELCA.org/aids.
RT @FeedingAmerica Did you see this article about food banks preparing for the end of extended unemployment benefits? http://huff.to/gI3i66
What what! Way to go B. Hanson! http://www.elca.org/News/Releases.asp?a=4684
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