Remember to Take Annual Conference Offering

May 20, 2010

Churches, please remember to take an Annual Conference Offering this year. The offering will be received on Friday, June 18 at Annual Conference Session in Sacramento.

This year's donations will support the Gilead Center for Children and the Ethelou D. Talbert Shelter in Manila, established through the Annual Conference Offering 12 years ago in honor of Bishop Melvin G. Talbert's wife.

The mission of the Gilead Center is to:
 
·         provide education, food, and clothing to children suffering from the devastating effects of poverty
·         serve the poor in a caring and liberating way
·         journey with the poor in building a new heaven and a new earth. 
 
Currently the shelter is housing and serving 32 children – 15 girls and 17 boys – at a cost of $707 per child, per year. Our goal is to raise enough funds with our offerings to provide 50% of that cost.
 
Download Conference Offering bulletin insert. (Also located on the 2010 Annual Conference Session page.)