The United Church of Canada has launched an Extreme Hunger Appeal as the humanitarian crisis in Kenya, Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, and Yemen reaches grave levels. Information can be found here on the United Church of Canada website: http://www.united-church.ca/hunger-appeal .
What Can You Do?
- PRAY for an end to global hunger
- ACT to address climate change that affects farming in these regions
- SUPPORT political leaders seeking peace, the resolution of conflict, and just food systems
- DONATE to the United Church’s Extreme Hunger Appeal
All eligible donations to the United Church’s Extreme Hunger Appeal made by June 30 will be matched, dollar for dollar, by the Canadian government.
To donate to the Extreme Hunger Appeal, donate online or use the Extreme Hunger Appeal envelope in your June 11 bulletin or found in the atrium and provide cash or write a cheque to St Paul’s United Church, indicating that it is for the appeal. Your envelopes can go on the offering plate or turned into the office no later than Sunday June 25, in order to meet the matching deadline. You will be receipted through the church at year end with your other church givings.