In the fall, our focus is global, raising awareness and money for UNICEF. In the spring, our focus is local. Last year, some of our children chose "Animal Rescue" as our local cause for the spring. We raised money through our Easter Egg "money" hunt and we had some groups of children visit the Worcester Animal Rescue League.
This spring, we would like to extend the opportunity of choosing our faith development social action to the congregation. What is your personal cause? What local organization are you involved with that you would like to bring to our awareness? Are you willing to speak up about this organization and cause?
On Sunday, January 20, youth coordinator Lesa McWalters and the YRU2 group are leading a social action-based worship. We are looking for 3-5 members of the congregation (of any age) who will offer their personal cause and organization for consideration. The congregation will have an opportunity to vote, and the cause that is chosen will be the focus of our Faith Development Social Action for the spring. We will incorporate it into our Hogwarts Spring Spectacular (both in curriculum and in raising funds) and into our Easter Egg Hunt. We do ask that the organization be locally based, in or near Worcester. Those that are not chosen will still be getting exposure through our church community.
If you want to promote your cause, then please answer the following questions (in the words you would use if you were speaking to the congregation) and send them to Jessica Gray at firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, January 16.
- What is your name?
- What is the name of the organization you would like us to support?
- What (specifically) does this organization do to make a difference in the local community? And in the world?
- What does this cause mean to you personally?
- Are you willing to participate in the social action causes relating to this organization throughout the spring?
- Does this organization have a website or another way for us to learn more about it?
Thank you for being willing to make change in the world!