NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Change the World is now in its fourth year of bringing United Methodists together to make a global impact on one weekend. This year’s dates are the weekend of May 18-19.

This past year, United Methodists completed world-changing projects in more than 1,500 locations worldwide. Maybe your church contributed in years past – with a race to benefit Imagine No Malaria, a neighborhood clean up or faood drive. There are innumerable ways to take part. Now it is 2013: Have you heard about the 2013 Change the World Challenge?

United Methodist Communications knows that changing the world is not finished in a day, a weekend, a month, or a year. It is constant movement, an effort to continue improving our communities together. With this in mind, we want to use Change the World weekend to help congregations build capacity to support valuable church ministries year-round.

When you and your church join the Change the World movement, United Methodist Communications places your ministries on the map – literally. Visitors looking for meaningful volunteer experiences will find opportunities near them when they visit The relationships formed in one weekend could help build an effective weekend ministry into one that truly thrives all year long.

The time to start planning is now. What does your church do well that you would like to see it do better, bigger or more frequently?

Coming soon: Keep an eye out for more event ideas and tips for Changing the World in your corner of the world!

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