"From Everywhere to Everywhere," a free program open to the public, will include presentations and workshops focusing on outreach ministries of the United Methodist Church.
The event will be 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. March 2 at Cross Lanes United Methodist Church, 5320 Frontier Drive in Cross Lanes.
"This is an effort to help folks see how the United Methodist Church is reaching out locally, nationally, and globally," said the Rev. Gary Nelson, pastor of Cross Lanes United Methodist.
Workshops include "Volunteers in Mission," "Young Adult Missionaries," "Global Missionaries," and "Connecting in Mission." Presenters include Joy Prim, Wil Wilson, Ron Whitlatch, Markus Wolfmaier, and David Malloy.
Prim recently completed her international placement with Mission for Migrant Workers, Ltd. in Hong Kong where she worked with female domestic workers from Southeast Asia. In March she will begin working with the Filipino Migrant Centre in Long Beach, Calif.
Wilson is a missionary assigned to the United Campus Ministry in Fargo-Moorhead in the Dakotas Annual Conference.
Whitlatch serves as mission interpreter for the Northeastern Jurisdiction and will facilitate the workshop on Connecting in Mission. Assisting with that workshop will be Malloy, annual conference liaison for Advance and Development General Board of Global Ministries.
Wolfmaier serves as a pilot with the aviation ministries in the Central Congo Episcopal Area in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Facilitator Juliana Mecera, program associate on substance abuse and related violence through the HadEnough program, will present a workshop on addiction ministry basics and resources designed for youth and young adults.
Kathy Kraiza, executive director of relief supplies for the United Methodist Committee on Relief, will guide assembly of health kits. Each participant should bring a hand towel, washcloth, a sturdy comb, metal file or clipper, bath size soap, toothbrush, six adhesive bandages, gallon size sealable plastic bag, and $1 for purchasing toothpaste. Hand towels should be 15-by-25 to 17-by-27 inches in size.
Registration begins 8:30 a.m. March 2 followed by a multi-cultural worship service at 9 a.m. Workshops will be held throughout the day. Lunch is served at noon and communion is 3 p.m.
Registration is appreciated but not required. For more information, call Cross Lanes United Methodist Church at 304-776-3081.