Every October, we have a Antelope Valley Hunger Walk.
Next year it will be Saturday, October. 8 at Lancaster United Methodist Church.
You can join the walk, make a contribution, or see the status of our fundraising at: ANTELOPE VALLEY CROP WALK.
Contact LUMC@lancasterunited.org for more information.
Visit our Facebook page for updates
and more at ANTELOPE VALLEY CROP WALK
"I regularly fed at my table 150 of the Jewish people
and their leaders,
besides all the people who came to me
from the surrounding nations.
Every day I served one beef,
six of the best sheep, and many chickens,
and every ten days
I provided a fresh supply of wine.
... I knew what heavy burden
the people had to bear" (GNB)
And so we pray: Thank you God, for giving yourself to us that we might give ourselves to others.
A full history of all the years of the walk plus some personal remembrances by Rev. Ilse Peetz, a founding member of the AV CROP Walk can be found here.
2016: NEXT YEAR....
Save the date, Oct. 8, 2016 at Lancaster United Methodist Church!
First planning meeting: January 26,2016
Contact: Rev. Ilse Peetz (firstname.lastname@example.org) TODAY!!!
if you or your church would like to participate!
14 Churches, plus 1 Ecumenical Council
and some Not Affiliated.
AV Ecumenical Council – 2012
Christ Our Savior UMC – 2014, 2015
Community walkers – 2013 (Non-church affiliated)
First Christian – 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015
Roman Catholic – 2014, 2015
Lancaster Presbyterian – 2010, 2011, 2012,2013, 2014, 2015
Methodist – 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
of the Master – 2012, 2013,
New Life Nazarene – 2013
Our Savior's Lutheran – 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
Methodist – 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015
Quartz Hill Presbyterian – 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
St. Stephen's Lutheran – 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
Unitarian Universalists – 2010, 2011, 2012
Unity – 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
Church World Service (CWS) was founded in 1946 and is a cooperative ministry of 37 Christian denominations and communions affiliated with the National Council of Churches in the United States, providing sustainable self-help, development, disaster relief, and refugee assistance around the world.
The CWS mission is to eradicate hunger and poverty and to promote peace and justice at the national and international level through collaboration with partners abroad and in the US.
CWS program areas mainly target education and advocacy, both of which are essential components in confronting the root causes of hunger.
By raising awareness about hunger, poverty, water access, trade, human rights, climate change, peace building and other issues in its Speak Out alerts, CWS brings the voices and priorities of its partners and constituents into the halls of churches, community groups, and governments.
The largest fund-raising events for Church World Service are CROP Hunger Walks (Christian Rural Overseas Program). The first CROP Hunger Walk was in the 1960s.
Now more than 2,000 communities across the U.S. join in CROP Hunger Walks each year.
A unique aspect of CROP Hunger Walks is that Church World Service doesn't receive all of the money raised. Up to 25% of the money donated is given to local hunger fighting agencies which include food banks and community gardens.
Additionally, those sponsoring a walker can specify whether Church World Service or an alternative global hunger-fighting agency will receive the remaining 75% of the donation.