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Bishop's Appeal Offering for Farmers

Posted: September 4 2019 at 11:24 AM

At the Nov. 16 Special Session of Annual Conference, a Bishop's Appeal offering will be taken to help our local farmers who faced a difficult season due to a rainy, cold spring and a drought in July. 

In mid-August, the Bishop and Cabinet toured several farms in northern Illinois and heard their stories of anxiety, uncertainty, and even depression. The Keagy Town and Rural Committee will be awarding micro-grants from the funds collected for farmers who are struggling. 

The application is to be filled out by a clergy member on behalf of FSA-recognized farmers who need extra assistance. The recipients of the ministry do not have to be affiliated with the congregation. Click here for the form.

Bishop Dyck encourages churches to take an offering and donate as you are able. "Farming is the backbone of not only our economy but our culture," said Bishop Dyck. "Let's be supportive of our farmers. It will be greatly appreciated and every amount, no matter how big or small, will help." 

Watch and share the Bishop's video with your congregations. Thank you for your generosity. 

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