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Coloring Pages to Save Lives


Wisconsin Annual Conference
March 9th, 2015

Joyce Rich, pastor at Bethel and Caldwell UMCs in the Wisconsin Conference, said her congregations are each doing something unique to support Imagine No Malaria.

At Bethel UMC, the kids are using coloring pages to raise money for Imagine No Malaria during Lent! Each week, they color in a different INM coloring page and "sell" the artwork to the congregation for $10 a piece. Church members take home a unique piece of art – and a household in sub-Saharan Africa gets a bednet.

“In short, every time you cover your refrigerator with new artwork, a family is covered with a bed net,” Pastor Joyce said. At Caldwell UMC, a banner, ordained in mosquitoes, is hung in the sanctuary. “For each 8-1/2” x 11” mosquito to ‘disappear,’ the congregation raises $25 for Imagine No Malaria,” Pastor Joyce said.

Click here to see some of the artwork from Bethel UMC members, and thanks to Pastor Joyce and her congregations for the great ideas!