Nashville, TN – Change the World: Recovering the Message and Mission of Jesus, the latest book from Mike Slaughter, has sparked a global movement by United Methodists to serve their communities. As part of this effort, Cokesbury, the retail division of The United Methodist Publishing House, has agreed to donate 5% (up to $50,000) of all product sales from April 7 to April 10, 2010, to the Imagine No Malaria program. Customers can shop online (Cokesbury.com), by phone (1.800.672.1789), or in-store.
On April 24-25 United Methodists are encouraged to join with others in their community to make a difference locally and globally by participating in a service or fundraiser that helps effect positive, long-lasting change. On April 25, World Malaria Day, The United Methodist Church will formally launch a $75 million campaign called Imagine No Malaria to eradicate deaths caused by malaria by providing bed nets to malaria-affected regions of the world. For more information and church registration for this event visit: http://rethinkchurch.org/changetheworld
Change the World gives readers the steps for becoming the hands and feet of Jesus in the world. The book contends that churches must look beyond a cruise-ship mentality of being program-providers in order to reconnect with the true message and mission of Jesus—to bring good news to the poor, release to the captives, and freedom to the oppressed.
The book is available at Cokesbury along with Change the World booklets, bulletins, postcards, caps, and T-shirts to support the event. Cokesbury is offering churches registered for the event 30% off Change the World merchandise. For a complete listing of products visit http://www.cokesbury.com/forms/DynamicContent.aspx?id=161&pageid=728
Cokesbury is the retail division of The United Methodist Publishing House. The United Methodist Publishing House, founded in 1789, is a publisher and distributor to The United Methodist Church and the greater Christian community. At Cokesbury, our Mission is to provide quality resources and services that help people know God through Jesus Christ, love God, and choose to serve God and neighbor.