Weekly Update

As Winter Approaches, Pakistani Flood Survivors Risk Exposure and Hunger

As winter approaches in Pakistan, there are still considerable needs remaining from the devastating floods that hit several months ago. The communication staff of Church World Service offers this report.

To donate for Pakistan Flood Relief, visit here.

Immigration Conversations Continue at Conference in San Diego

Since Columbus Day, Refugee and Immigration Ministries (RIM) has invited congregations to hold conversations on issues surrounding immigration. In February, those conversations will continue at a conference in San Diego.

“Turning Walls into Tables… A BORDER Experience” will take place February 10-13, 2011.

To learn more about Congregational Immigration Conversations, visit here.

To register, or for more information about the San Diego Conference, click here.

“The Babel Table: from Tower to Table”

This project is aimed at engaging young adults in a church-wide conversation around the issues of "becoming a multicultural and inclusive church." This program will bring together groups of 12-15 Disciples young adults to participate in a hands-on mission and learning experience through a series of work trips to three different Disciples mission centers across the United States. All expenses will be covered.

Applications are now being received, with a November 15 deadline. For more details and to apply, visit here.

Disciples Congregations: Week of Compassion Needs Your Input!

The Week of Compassion offering is conducting research to help guide the offering in the coming years -- and your input is very important to us. We have developed an online survey of 33 questions that will take about 15 minutes to complete, and we would be very grateful for your participation. Your opinions and responses will help shape the offering's future.

We know your time is valuable, and hope you will complete this survey in the next two weeks. We will begin compiling data after November 15, and want to be sure your input is included. If you know others whose opinions would be useful to this effort, please pass this information along to them.

To get started, click here. If you have any questions, please send an email to admin@eoghs.org.

Thank you for your participation!

Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Responses

Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Week of 10/25 – 10/29/10
Alabama, flood relief
Iraq, assistance to Iraqi IDPs and refugees
Somalia, assistance to Somali IDPs and refugees

Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Week of 11/1 – 11/5/10
Sudan, emergency preparedness
Mexico, flood relief
Virginia, church damage
Ohio, resettled refugee assistance

Click here for more responses.