Hunger & Food Ministry Grantee Gathering


Presented by RAFI-USA and the Duke Endowment
Cedar Grove United Methodist Church
5218 Efland-Cedar Grove Rd, Cedar Grove, NC 27231
November 5th, 2014

Draft Program – subject to change

9:30am Registration Opens
Coffee, refreshments, meet and greet

10:00 Welcome, Opening Prayer, Introductions
Kristen Richardson-Frick, The Duke Endowment
Francesca Hyatt, The Come to the Table Project at RAFI-USA
Participants will briefly introduce projects to the group

10:30 – 11:30 Sustainable Funding Panel
Panel discussion on the role of funding in community-based work, the types of funding
available to churches for hunger relief, and financial planning strategies for project

11:45 – 1:15 Tour of Anathoth Community Garden & Lunch
Directly following the morning session, we will caravan to the garden- a five-minute
drive from the church. We’ll take a tour of the garden and weather permitting, eat lunch
on site. Rainy day plan: we’ll eat lunch at the church.

1:30 – 2:15 Break Out Session
An opportunity to discuss the challenges and opportunities of your ministry. Small groups
will be formed according to type of project.

2:30 Large Group Discussion: Building Support for Your Project
Your opportunity to share stories, strategies and wisdom!
How have you have built support within your congregation for your project?
How have you engaged the community at large in your ministry?

3:15 Closing Reflections and Prayer

3:30 Adjourn