The next Southwest Texas Conference MFSA (Methodist Federation for Social Action) Chapter meeting will be September 10 at 6:30 pm at Saint John’s UMC. After a great deal of discernment this summer, our chapter leadership has determined that our focus for 2009-2010 will be Embracing the Poor. Poverty remains at the root of many of society’s issues and presents a wide range of opportunities to have a tremendous impact. We intend to work together to develop a program that will inspire and enable the Austin UMC community to take action to reduce poverty locally and globally, through education, service opportunities, and the ability to influence public policy. Through programs and activities, our MFSA chapter will focus on acts of justice to address the root causes of poverty. Our program will begin with a short video “When Did I See You Hungry”produced by the San Damiano Foundation. We will follow the film with a presentation of the vision for this project.