Julia Frisbie speaks to the assembled walkers and runners before the Imagine No Malaria 5K at the Washington State Fairgrounds in Puyallup, WA. Photo by Jan Hiatt.

By Julia Frisbie

1) Set a goal.

Identify core people who are passionate about Imagine No Malaria, and have them work with other church leaders. Many churches are aiming to raise $100 per regular attendee. What seems right for your church? Your goal doesn’t have to be a firm commitment, so dream big!

2) Host a Pancake Feast!

This fall between International Day of Peace (September 21) and World Communion Sunday (Oct. 5), churches all across our Episcopal Area will serve pancakes for Imagine No Malaria. All the materials you need to put on an event like this are at greaternw.org/inm/pancake. What a delicious way to support and learn about the work we’re doing in Africa!

3) Reach outside your walls.

Sometimes faithful givers in our churches feel stretched thin, but there are people outside the church who may still be looking for a way to give. Imagine No Malaria is a campaign that almost everyone can agree on. It’s a powerful way to reach people who wouldn’t normally engage with the church. When you invite your community to participate in your fundraising, it makes a statement. People begin to see the church as an agent for change. We can imagine a better world with no malaria. Let’s share the dream!

Julia Frisbie is the Imagine No Malaria field coordinator for the Greater Northwest.

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