Two years ago, the annual conference session launched a conference-wide Imagine No Malaria initiative to raise $2 million over a two-year period to conclude at the end of 2015, and the annual conference session in June celebrated that we have raised $1.75 million towards the $2 million goal.
Last September, each district was challenged to raise $100,000 – see more. We are in El Camino Real District, and as of Friday, June 19, our district had raised $118,159.56. So our district superintendent, Rev. Kristie Olah, took a pie in her face!
As a congregation, we decided to place a bucket on the fellowship hall table each week, and ask you to drop a dollar in the bucket. We raised $901 in the bucket. Our Annual Conference Offering for Imagine No Malaria in 2014 was $400 and in 2015 was $559. In our joint Christmas Cantata with Brentwood Community UMC, each of the two churches sent $378 to Imagine No Malaria. Bringing the grad total for Byron UMC to $2238. Thank you for your generosity!