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Communique 244 - July 9, 2008

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Conference Growth Grants available
The Kansas East Conference established the Growth Grants Program to provide funds to support the expansion and enhancement of ministry in the congregations and communities of the local United Methodist churches. As the KEC engages in new initiatives to promote the expansion of ministry through the local churches, funds will be available to stimulate and support local church efforts.

The application deadline is Sept. 30.

To read the guidelines or download an application form, visit

Edgertons’ latest Haiti newsletter
"Eight months on La Gonave and proof of how little we know about the culture. Life in a survival society creates delusions of one's own powers and God's will."

Read Joe and Shirley Edgertons’ July 2008 newsletter at

Project Transformation
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Classified ads online
New classifieds have been posted on the conference website:

  • Youth director position at Heritage UMC
  • Hammond Church Organ with Leslie speaker

See all the current classifieds in the News & Events section at

Featured events

Praise and worship dance camp
A praise and worship dance camp for children in first through sixth grades will be July 21-25 at Countryside UMC in Topeka. Participants can get a taste of different worship dance styles and see dances by Topeka worship dance groups.

Enrollment, due by July 16, is $25.

Get more information and download a registration form at

UMW retreat
A Kansas East Conference United Methodist Women spiritual retreat will be Aug. 9 at Wesley UMC in Parsons. The theme is "There's Something About That Name – Jesus." It will be led by Rev. Peggy Hillmon.

The retreat is from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., with fellowship beginning at 9 a.m. Lunch is included in the $5 registration fee. Child care is available.

A registration flier may be downloaded at

Journey of Hope
“Journey of Hope,” Oct. 11 at Countryside UMC in Topeka, will provide training to minister to cancer patients and their families. Today almost everyone knows someone with cancer—a family member, friend, coworker or neighbor.

This training is relevant to anyone who knows someone with cancer but is especially important for parish nurses, Stephen’s ministers, or anyone who does visitation.

Learn more at

For more events, visit the conference calendar at

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Associate Director
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Britt Bradley
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