The St. Paul CROP Hunger Walk is an annual event, sponsored by Church World Service, to raise funds to fight hunger in St. Paul and around the world. MPUC participated in the past, but has not for a few years.
This year we will be walking side by side with members from Camphor Memorial United Methodist Church (Fuller Ave., St. Paul) as the first step in getting to know each other. Why Camphor? MPUC member Marnie Johnson attends both MPUC and Camphor with her daughter’s family and walked with Camphor in last year’s CROP walk. She saw the walk as a way to invite a relationship between two congregations she loves and who, though racially different, are similar in their commitments to love and justice.
The CROP Hunger Walk will be October 14 at 1pm. Walkers from both congregations will gather at MPUC at 12noon for lunch. The walk begins at Interfaith Action’s offices, just 3 blocks from MPUC. Twenty-five percent of the money raised goes to the Department of Indian Work food shelf, and the remainder is used to support Church World Service’s hunger relief efforts in areas most in need throughout the world.
Last year Camphor had 25 people of all ages participate in the walk. They are challenging us to match their 25!
Click here to support our Mac Plymouth team! https://www.crophungerwalk.org/saintpaulmn/Team/View/86277/Macalester-Plymouth-Church