Hunger & Food Ministry Grantee Gathering: Cullowee

Presented by RAFI-USA and the Duke Endowment

Cullowhee United Methodist Church 416 Central Drive, Cullowhee, NC 28723 October 27th, 2014 Draft Program – subject to change 9:30am Registration Opens Coffee, refreshments, meet and greet 10:00 – 10:30 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 their projects to the group 10:30 – 11:15 Small Group Discussion An opportunity to discuss the challenges and opportunities of your ministry. Small groups will be formed according to type of project. 11:15 – 12:15 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 sustainability. 12:30 – 1:15 Lunch 1:15 – 2:15 Break Out Session Gather in small groups according to topics of greatest interest: attracting and retaining volunteers, leadership development, conflict resolution, funding options, and more 2:30 – 3:15 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