Community is Joining Together to End Hunger

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Volunteers will pack 20,000 meals in just two hours during a Stop Hunger Now effort hosted by Christ United Methodist Church on October 17. The event is part of the church's twentieth birthday celebration, focusing on community outreach initiatives.

Members of Christ United Methodist Church participate in a mission project

Members of Christ United Methodist Church participate in a mission project

When 1 in every 9 people around the world goes to bed hungry each night, it is important for us help. Indeed, this is what Jesus asks us to do.

Feeding thousands of hungry people is only a couple of hours away. Christ United Methodist Church will host a Stop Hunger Now effort on October 17 at 9:00 a.m., with volunteers packing 20,000 meals in just two hours. The event will be held at Culbreth Middle School, located at 225 Culbreth Road in Chapel Hill.

“When 1 in every 9 people around the world goes to bed hungry each night, it is important for us help. Indeed, this is what Jesus asks us to do,” said the Rev. D. Brent Levy, Associate Pastor of Christ United Methodist Church.

Volunteers are still needed and there is no cost associated with the event; participants do not have to be affiliated with The United Methodist Church – or any church – to be a part of the effort. To register, volunteers can visit celebrate2020.org.

The meal-packing event is being held in conjunction with Christ United Methodist Church’s twentieth birthday celebration, Celebrate 20/20, during which the church will host 20 events in 20 days. The events are open to the community and a list is available online.

“Christ United Methodist Church has been a part of the community for 20 years this fall, and with Celebrate 20/20, we wanted to throw a big birthday party – not for ourselves – but for the Chapel Hill community and the world in response to God’s continued faithfulness. We are so excited to serve and dream with our community as we discover where God will lead us in the next twenty years and beyond,” said Rev. Levy.

Celebrate 20/20 is funded in part by a Rethink Church event grant from United Methodist Communications’ Rethink Church initiative as a way to help local United Methodist churches in their efforts to join with their community to make a difference in the world.

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About Rethink Church
RETHINK CHURCH is a ministry of United Methodist Communications that encourages congregations to take action outside the church walls by engaging in opportunities that meet critical needs – from literacy programs to feeding the poor, both locally and across the world. At rethinkchurch.org, visitors may interact, learn more about the church, and search for involvement opportunities.

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