We walk because they walk!
Go for the Gold
*The gauntlet has been thrown down by our very own CROP Walk recruiter—Catherine Johnston…
*First Presbyterian Church will be raising funds for this year’s CROP walk by way of a friendly competition in the spirit of the Olympics. Teams are now forming for this contest. So far, the program staff is on board. Join Team Brent, Team Chris, Team Steph or Team Brian or form your own team. Team Chris includes Mid High, Senior High, Young Adults and YAYA. Team Steph includes Ring and Sing, Kaleidoscope, Chapel Time, Children’s Church and CE. Team Brian includes the Adult Choir, the Adult Bell Choir and Music and Fine Arts Committee. Team Brent is to be determined.
There will be prizes for the 1) team raising the most money for Church World Service; 2) the team recruiting the most walkers and 3) the most enthusiastic team leader.
Won’t you join us? Pick a team, or form a team. The 2012 CROP walk will take place on Sunday October 14 at (note new location) St. Mark’s UM Church at 84/Pioneers Blvd. The money raised goes to Church World Service hunger and clean water initiatives worldwide as well as to hunger programs right here at home such as the Food Bank (Think: Jacob’s Well.)
So, if your group would like to take the challenge and “go for gold”, please contact Catherine Johnston (firstname.lastname@example.org) to pick up your CROP Walk packet. If you would like to walk with an existing team, contact Steph, Brent, Chris or Brian. “Winners” will be announced and recognized in worship October 21 (8:30 & 11:00) as a Mission Matters segment.
Last Year’s Crop Walk 2011
I would like to inform you about this year’s CROP walk, scheduled for Sunday, October 9.
Perhaps you were struck by Wednesday’s Journal Star headline “Poverty hits 15.1%” Perhaps you didn’t need a newspaper headline to tell you what you had already observed in downtown Lincoln, or in the lines at Jacob’s Well or fielding calls for help in the church office… And that is just in our community. The need is greater than ever. People are hurting.
Well, the good news is we have an opportunity in the CROP Walk to show our Christian love for our neighbors here and abroad. We walk because we can, we walk to raise money for the hungry and thirsty here and around the world. Many of you already know of the good work of Church World Service but did you know that money from last year’s CROP Walk went to the Lincoln Food Bank which as you know puts food in the backpacks of many Lincoln schoolchildren and puts food on the tables at the Jacobs Well food distribution?
Last year, we had 13 walkers from First Pres and many supporters. We look forward to even greater support this year. We will once again be placing footprints on the wall from the mission board to the doors of the East Entrance to symbolize the commitment we at this church have to mission outside our doors. Please consider walking or sponsoring a walker. For more information, check out the mission bulletin board or contact Catherine Johnston at email@example.com.