It’s no secret that public schools have faced budget cuts and other challenges in recent years forcing educators to do more with less. It becomes a real challenge to provide the mentoring and support necessary for children to mature into healthy, well-adjusted adults.
This is why, over the next two years, every single United Methodist Church in Kansas and Nebraska is expected to form a partnership with the public schools in their community. A resolution was passed at the first gathering of the new Great Plains Annual Conference recently to authorize this initiative, which will no doubt become the work that exemplifies the United Methodist Church in our area. You can read the resolution here.
Dodge City First UMC is inviting anyone who might be interested in our schools to help frame what a partnership between our church and Dodge City public schools might look like. We’ll be asking ourselves questions like: What are the needs? What will be our plan? How will we implement it and over what time line?
Its not too late to get involved! If you would like to be a part of this important initiative, please contact Melyssa White at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phoning the church at 620-227-8181.