Change a Child's Story 101
How to give 1 million books and 1 million hours!
Have you heard of Bishop Trimble's initiative: Change a Child's Story: Give Books Give Time? The initiative was launched at the 2015 Iowa Annual Conference. Iowa United Methodists have been challenged to break the cycle of generational poverty through building up literacy among Iowa's children.
Do any of the following apply to you and your church?
- I need more information about the initiative to get it started in my church.
- I have heard of Change a Child's Story but I'm not sure where to start.
- My church has pledged and we have started conversations but we aren't sure how to get books or find kids to read to in our community.
- We are on a roll! We have started something audacious in our church and we would love to share our success with others!
If any of these apply to you then please join us for this workshop!
Creston First United Methodist Church
Sunday, Feb. 28th, 2-4pm
400 North Elm Street
Amy Johnson is the pastor of the Southeast Warren UM Parish. She is a member of the Bishop's Poverty to Opportunity Task Force. With her experience in education and ministry, she is excited to share about Change a Child's Story!
Allison Engel is an English teacher at Orient-Macksburg Schools. She also works with Mobile United Methodist Missionaries doing Vacation Bible School ministry with rural churches in southern Iowa. As a member of the Bishop's Poverty to Opportunity Task Force, she is excited to share fun ways to read with kids!