SWT Reconciling Ministries Team News

DO YOU HAVE VIDEO EXPERTISE? SEWING SKILLS?

The Southwest Texas Reconciling Ministries Team is working hard to advance the cause of opening hearts, minds and doors.RMN logo

Video Project: Each United Methodist Church that is affiliated with RMN in our Annual Conference is making video  featuring church members telling what it means to them personally to belong to a Reconciling congregation or community. These videos are very effective because they feature individual testimony, which is very moving.  We need to pull together Travis Park UMC volunteers to make our own video. We especially need folks with video editing experience and access to better technology than a cell phone camera. Are you called to be in ministry through this project? Contact Rachel – Rachel.Jennings@utsa.edu

BullySewing Stoles for Annual Conference: We are working to make the Reconciling movement more visible by making rainbow -colored stoles to distribute at Annual Conference, which meets in June in Corpus Christi. Two years ago, many Travis Park UMC volunteers helped with this hands-on community project and had a great time working together. People are needed to trace, cut, sew, iron, provide food for the crew, etc. On-the-job training provided!  Please email Rachel Jennings – Rachel.Jennings@utsa.edu – to express interest in volunteering on Saturday, April 27, noon – 1:30pm.

Bullying:  Planting Seeds of Change

Bullying is a term so common to our schools and culture that its consequences are often overlooked or avoided. For many of our young people who are bullied or who bully, this is a mountain so high it cannot be walked over and so wide it cannot be talked around.

On Sunday, April 28th, several youth groups around the Austin District will gather at St. John’s UMC from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. to plant seeds of change. With parents, youth, and other community supporters, we will view and discuss “Bully,” a documentary exploring personal stories of those touched by bullying.

Dinner will be provided; a love offering will be appreciated. To RSVP for this event, contact Mary Ann, Youth Director at University UMC, at makaiser@uumc.org. To watch the trailer or for more information about “Bully,” visit www.thebullyproject.com

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