Extensive testing of water in the area showed that ALL water is contaminated andunsafe. Thanks to a grant from UMCOR, a deep well was drilled at Red Bird Mission. Clean, safe water is now available to locals who are able to purchase water for 5¢ per gallon.
In case you missed the week-in-review video from VBS last week, here's a link to the video. Thanks to all the volunteers who created a wonderful space for kids to encounter God's love!
We're grateful for the volunteers who mow throughout the spring, summer, and fall.
Michael Pitzer was ordained a provisional deacon last Saturday at the IGRC Annual Conference in Peoria. We're excited for this milestone in ministry and celebrate with Michael!
On Sunday, at the 10:30 service, we'll be singing David Crowder's "Forgiven" at the end of the service. If you're unfamiliar with the song or haven't seen the video yet, check it out below.
This Sunday, at the first two services, one of the hymns we'll sing is "Grace Greater than Our Sin" written by Julia Johnston. Julia was born and spent the early part of her life right next door to Bloomington-Normal in Peoria, IL. Read more about her and this great hymn here.
See how the UMC is making a difference in creation care right in the heart of Washington D.C.
Our team in Haiti was able to share a few photos and videos with us. Please keep them in prayer as they share the love of Jesus with those they encounter!
On Saturday, Calvary joined other United Methodist Churches in town to construct walls for the house we're co-sponsoring this year.