Newsletter: September 7, 2018

September 7, 2018 at 2:13 pm Categories: E-newsletter

August 7, 2018

The Message is Hope

First Alliance Church

Newsletter

This year’s Global Impact Weekend is focused on poverty and how to bring relief, development, and advocacy to this issue locally and internationally. See the schedule below for all the events. We hope to see you there!

Schedule of Events:

Women’s Event with Jason Drummond

Thursday, September 13, 6:30pm

FAC Lower Auditorium

Join Jason Drummond for an intentional time of conversation about the work of CAMA services in Indonesia.

“Moringa Tea and Coconut Moringa Scones will be served at our Women’s Global Impact night. Wondering why this is relevant to Jason Drummond’s ministry in Indonesia and what Morgina even is or tastes like??? Mystery solved with our global impact kick off.” – Susan Scott

Next Steps Into Missions

Friday, September 14, 7:00pm

Second Story (2nd floor of J’s Place), Nicholasville

A gathering for people exploring missions with guest speaker Jason Drummond.

Cost of Poverty Experience (COPE)

Saturday, September 15, 9:00am – 1:00pm

FAC Gym

Gain a glimpse into the lives of families in our communities that face poverty everyday. Lunch is included. Scroll down for more information on COPE and how to register.

Being on Mission

Sunday, September 16, 9:00 & 10:45 am

Sanctuary and Lower Auditorium

Missions worker Jason Drummond will be preaching and Gregg Okesson will be teaching on advocacy.

Missions Showcase

Sunday, September 16, after both services

Atrium

This is a showcase for those who participate in local ministries to enlighten those in our congregation about the various ministries that FAC partners with.

About Jason Drummond 

As a TCK I couldn’t shake how many didn’t know Jesus as Al Masih. A family shift to work with undocumented migrants (read human-trafficking, oppression) left me trying to sync God’s heart for the lost and the poor.

A Biblical Studies degree from Wheaton College including an internship in Uganda provided a view of development from the “other side” (only Westerner in a local micro-enterprise foundation)- one of the most formative experiences of my life.

In 2001 I joined CAMA and met my incredible wife who’s gifted me with three sons. An MBA from Eastern University preceded a 2006 returned to Asia and work in relief and transformational community development – most recently a moringa processing business and social foundation.

Cost of Poverty Experience (COPE)

“I dreaded going through this poverty simulation because I was afraid of what would be asked of me. I left this experience with a new definition and understand of life in poverty. I highly recommend this event!” – Tanner Fouts

Are you ready for a life-changing experience?

One in five children in America live at or below the poverty line. These numbers should disturb us, yet statistics can have a numbing effect. The Cost of Poverty Experience (COPE) offers an opportunity to gain a glimpse into the lives of families in our communities that face poverty everyday. Think Tank and the CareSource Foundation partnered to develop COPE, which was co-designed with low-income individuals who shared their story to give participants a glimpse into the lives of low-income individuals and families living in our community. Their stories go beyond the stereotype of what is seen on the news or written about under-resourced individuals. Also captured in the experience is the role that the broader community plays in their interactions with low-income families.

Watch the COPE video and register here.

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