Next Step Evangelism Event Addresses Hunger; Features Adam Hamilton, Maxie Dunham

February 17, 2010

Every 3.6 second a person dies of hunger, and 75 percent of these are children. What can we do to help? Next Step Evangelism Justice and Mercy Initiative ( presents a national event, "Feasting and Famine: The Radical Middle on Hunger," March 4-6 in Atlanta, Georgia.


Keynote speakers will be the Revs. Adam Hamilton and Maxie Dunnam.


Hamilton, pastor of The United Methodist Church of The Resurrection, has a heart for helping those in need and Dunham, former President of Asbury Seminary, was personally involved in the Civil Rights movement in Mississippi.


Atlanta First UMC is hosting the event and providing hands-on opportunities to address hunger issues in Atlanta that will apply to communities in every corner of the United States. The event also will include worship, panel discussions, a ministry fair, and informative break-out sessions.


The conference cost is $50, which includes all materials and meals. Register at For more conference and hotel information, contact Kelly Brumbeloe at or call the Next Step office at 765.742.6502.


Next Step's Justice and Mercy Initiative is an authentic, hands-on approach to learning about the intertwined nature of justice and mercy. Its mission for this event is to empower and unleash the followers of Jesus to eradicate hunger and expand God's kingdom through ministries of mercy and justice, word and deed. It is an intentional effort to address a real issue and help church leaders discover best practices.

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