Tuesday, May 19, 2009

What is Glide?

Glide Memorial United Methodist Church is a dynamic, multicultural spiritual community that is grounded in unconditional love. Through more than 4 decades of leadership under Rev. Cecil Williams and Janice Mirikitani, Glide has grown from a small congregation to one of over 11,000 members, with more than 80 social service programs, meeting the needs of the poor and those who live on the margins.

Glide's vibrant Sunday Celebrations provide the spiritual foundation for the work Glide does 7 days a week: meals program, health care, education, and recovery are a few of the many ways Glide responds to the realities of people's lives.

With this mission to Kenya, Glide goes global! The mission team, led by team leaders Craig Wood and Travis Woodard, includes our pastor, Dr. Karen Oliveto, Josh Biddle, Katie Burke, Stephan Chase, Mark Hespeth, and Robin Ridenour. The team will be working at Ray of Hope and will also be visiting the Riuta United Methodist Church as well as the Children of Africa Hope Center orphanage.

The team will leave for Kenya on May 22 and return on June 5.

You can follow the team member's reflections on this blog!

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