The annual Bishop's Round-up for Hunger, an event unique to the Kansas East Conference, is a time for United Methodists to join together and provide for people in need. The 2013 round-up will be Nov. 16 at the Douglas County Fairgrounds in Lawrence.
A Conference Council on Youth Ministry Lock-in will happen November 15-16. Mid-high and high school youth with gather at Lawrence: First UMC West Campus for an overnight Friday before heading to the fairgrounds on Saturday to participate. Access details and a registration form.
A project of the Board of Global Ministries in the Kansas East Conference, the Round-up gathers supplies like food, health kits, cash, layettes (baby kits), birthing kits, diapers, clothing, paper items and bedding for around 30 missions and agencies in Kansas and beyond. Click for relief kit supplies requested by UMCOR.
The Round-up Committee encourages congregations. Pray that God inspires an overflow of God's giving love and participate in many creative ways.
Click the links below for the most current packet information and forms for 2013.
The Round-up also works with Heifer International which buys high-quality animals for people and with the EmberHope (formerly known as Youthville) Animal Therapy Program, which collects young beef cattle, pigs and horses for their Farm and Ranch Program that helps hurting children heal by involving them with nature and animals.
In total, the supplies and donations earned from this event value near $400,000 a year. As you can see, the Bishop's Round-up is a successful way to love the poor and hurting in areas both near and far from us.
For more information, please contact:
Bishop's Round-up chairperson
Latest Bishop's Round-up Reporting
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