Change a Child's Story 101

How to give 1 million books and 1 million hours!

Join Bishop Trimble's initiative -- Change a Child's Story: Give Books Give Time

Iowa United Methodists have been challenged to break the cycle of generational poverty by building 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 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 started conversations, but we aren't sure how to get books or find kids to read to in our community.
  • We have started something audacious and would love to share our success!

Then please join us for the gathering below.

Griswold UM Church

Sunday, March 6th, 2pm

100 Cass Street

Griswold, IA

Please RSVP to Cherie Miner at: or 712-370-5068 (call or text) by Thurs., Feb. 25.

2:00-3:15 Cherie Miner will present information on how to start, where to find resources, and how to keep going to meet your church's audacious goal!

3:15-4:00 Optional time for churches to network together over coffee & cookies