Jan 28, 2016

Trinity UMC Partners with Smith Elementary

Smith Elementary in Duncanville is where I taught reading for many years, so when I retired 7 years ago, I kept working with kids who needed help in reading…I was delighted when our pastor Debbie Riggsby, said she wanted to tutor a child too! Because of her enthusiasm for the project last year, others started

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Dec 20, 2015

Why I Volunteer

by Roy Atwood Member of Greenland Hills United Methodist Church   When the representative from Reading Partners came and spoke at Greenland Hills about volunteering as a reader for low-income students this year, I jumped at the opportunity.  Helping children in low-income families is one of my passions.  Simply because of the conditions of their

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Sep 8, 2015

Back to School Checklist: What do One + One Volunteers Need to Know?

As One + One heads back to school in the coming weeks we wanted to share a handy checklist of items to ensure volunteers are prepared. And be sure to check with your school or district about volunteer requirements as many districts have registration forms that volunteers must complete, and most districts require that volunteers

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Sep 2, 2015

How Can I Get People From My Church Involved?

We’ve heard from many of you asking for ideas on how to get your church involved in your One + One program. We have a few ideas to get you started: Encourage various groups within the church (Sunday School classes, UMW, UMM, Circles, Committees, Fellowship Groups, Small Groups, etc.) to be responsible for an area

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Aug 21, 2015

One + One Goes Back to School

This month more than 1,400 public schools in 140 school districts across our conference will head back to school. If each member of our churches fosters a meaningful relationship with one child in a public school then these kids would know there is an adult who cares for them and believes they can succeed. It

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Jul 17, 2015

First United Methodist Church Garland Identifies a Need in its Community

First United Methodist Church Garland is starting a One + One program at its church. Earlier this month the church met with their school partner to discuss how they can best work with them. In addition to developing one to one relationships with students, you may be surprised at the other way the church will be helping the school this coming year. Senior Pastor Valarie Englert shares the story.  Read More