Pan-Methodist Gathering of Georgia Campaign Liaisons

The Campaign had its first statewide gathering and training of Pan-Methodist liaisons in Atlanta on October 19. Liaisons from the AME, AMEZ, CME, and UMC denominations attended and contributed to the sessions. It was an important time for liaisons to receive detailed information and materials about the plight of Georgia’s children in poverty. And the gathering was an opportunity for liaisons to become acquainted with one another and to learn from one another.

The full day included devotions (led by Rev. Sarah Watson Larson, Associate Campaign Coordinator), lessons from working to involve an annual conference with poverty issues (Rev. Debby Fox, Associate Director of Connectional Ministries, N. GA Conf. UMC), realities of Georgia’s children and opportunities for caring (Ms. Pamela Perkins Carn, Program Coordinator, Interfaith Children’s Movement), denominational resources and methods of organizing (Mr. Bill Mefford, Director, Civil and Human Rights, General Board of Church and Society, UMC), and specific steps for advancing the Campaign in Georgia (Dr. Luther Smith, Campaign Coordinator).

Liaisons left with a greater understanding of various strategies for engaging their congregations, districts, and annual conferences to be a Christian witness with children in poverty. The liaisons also decided to come together again next year to hear about accomplishments and to learn about new challenges facing Georgia’s children. Dr. Smith hopes that such a statewide gathering of Campaign liaisons will occur in other states.

Visit the 'Be Involved' page to see how congregations and annual conferences are reporting on their faith in action for children in poverty.


Reading the Campaign booklet is a first step for becoming familiar with this initiative. It offers information and resources to encourage your activism. It can be viewed and downloaded at The Campaign page.

We hope that you will contribute information about your work with children. Descriptions of your ministries will be helpful to others who want to deepen their involvement to care for children in poverty.

You can influence the Campaign’s effectiveness.  Be involved.  Offer your ideas.  Encourage others.

Trusting in God, we dare to envision a world in which every child experiences love, care, and hope. Together we can be the difference in the lives of children in poverty.



More Annual Conferences Join Campaign

August 2017:  Welcome Dakotas Conference UMC where Rev. Rebecca Trefz is the Campaign liaison, and the Minnesota Conference where Rev. Lyndy Zabel is the liaison.

Welcome new liaisons

Spring 2016: We are delighted to welcome the Rev. LaVeatrice Crockrum as liaison with Birmingham Region (Alabama) of CME, and Ms. Judith Yohane representing AME Malawi Central, Malawi North, Malawi South, Central Zimbabwe, Northeast Zimbabwe and Southwest Zimbabwe Annual Conferences!

More Annual Conferences Join Campaign

December 2015: Welcome Nigerian Annual Conference (CME), Rev. Koko Sunday Daniel, liaison; Liberia Annual Conference (CME), Rev. Christian Keller, liaison; Ghana/Togo Conference (CME), Rev. Sampson Fianko, liaison)


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