Wood River UMC (Neb.) holds Free Throws for Malaria event

Wood River United Methodist Church sponsored “Free Throws for Malaria” on Sunday, March 17, at the Wood River Rural High School. Over 60 people gathered to shoot hoops or cheer others on who were shooting hoops to raise money to stop the spread of malaria. Children from kindergarten through high school and adults competed in […]

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Hastings, Neb., area churches hold Shoot for No Malaria event, raise $1650

Hastings, Neb., area UMCs joined together March 24 for a Shoot for No Malaria event. Children and youth formed one team to compete against the adults from the participating churches. The first team to make  more than 500 free throws won. The teams kept going to make sure over 1,000 free throws were made. Our goal was 1,000 made free […]

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Great Bend churches partner with local college to raise funds

On April 14,  First and Trinity United Methodist churches of Great Bend, Kan., sponsored the First Annual Shoot for No Malaria Free Throw Shootout in Great Bend.  The event was open to shooters of all ages from the whole community. With the help of the Barton County Community College women’s and men’s basketball teams and […]

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McCook Memorial pastors face off in free throw challenge

During half time of the McCook High School boys’ basketball game on Feb. 8, there was a free throw contest between a team led by Pastor Lance Clay and a team led by Associate Pastor Alisa Parde. McCook Memorial UMC members were challenged to purchase a bed net for $10 and guess who would be […]

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Rossville (Kan.) raises $700 for Imagine No Malaria

On April 7, Rossville (Kan.) United Methodist Church raised $700 for Imagine No Malaria at their chili supper and basketball game. Approximately 90 people from the Rossville community participated in the event.  People of all ages cheered at the game, which pitted adults against high school and college students.  Mini basketballs were periodically tossed to […]

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Crete, Neb., United Methodists join the Imagine No Malaria Challenge

Earlier this year, Bishop Scott Jones challenged every church in the Great Plains Area to raise funds for the “Imagine No Malaria” campaign by the end of 2013. On Sunday, April 7, approximately 50 members of the Grace UMC in Crete, Neb., took up the Bishop’s challenge. Following the 10:30 worship service, church members gathered […]

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Fairbury First UMC (Neb.) member makes 833 free throws

When Pastor Warren Schoming “shot” the idea to the Fairbury First United Methodist Church to have someone shoot 1,000 free throws (to help with the Bishop’s initiative of eradicating malaria in Africa,) he didn’t really expect anyone to rise to the challenge. It wasn’t long until the church’s youth group leader, Karen Horky, announced that […]

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Falls City First and Rulo Trinity UMCs (Neb.) raise $510

Shoot for No Malaria was observed in Falls City, Neb., when Pastor Lyle Schoen attempted 100 free throws on Saturday, Feb. 23, in front of an audience of 11 members of Falls City First United Methodist Church. The half page he had prepared for parishioners to submit donations to Imagine No Malaria invited $10.00 per guess […]

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Gretna UMC (Neb.) youth raise funds for Imagine No Malaria through dodgeball tourney

Gretna United Methodist’s Sr. High S.W.A.T. (Students Worshipping All Together) hosted its fourth annual “Buzz Off” dodgeball tournament Feb. 23. All proceeds go to Imagine No Malaria; a total of $424.68 was raised to help purchase mosquito nets and to educate those using them. Gretna UMC’s SWAT hopes that others will join in the cause […]

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Omaha pastor makes 430 free throws

Pastor Bruce Davis of Omaha St. Andrew’s UMC made 430 out of 1,000 free throws in three hours, on Wednesday, Feb. 20 and raised $3,000 for Imagine No Malaria. Davis donated five nets in the name of the person who came closest to guessing the number of shots he would convert. (One couple did guess […]

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