Trinity United Methodist Church, 5700 Broadway, will be the site of a Joyful Praise Concert at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 27. The concert will include the chancel choir, kid’s choir, Trinity Ringers, a french horn quartet, vocal and instrumental soloists and duets and guest singers from Escue Chapel.
The public is invited. A freewill offering will be taken with proceeds donated to the Imagine No Malaria project. A reception will follow.
Methodist worldwide are working to eradicate malaria in Africa, where every 60 seconds, a child dies from the disease, with children under 5 at high risk. Another group, Nothing But Nets (www.nothingbutnets.net) began the eradication by providing insecticide-treated nets to keep families safe.
Based in Nashville, Tenn., Imagine No Malaria (www.imaginenomalaria.org) has taken the next step. According to its website, “The success of Nothing But Nets has lifted us to a place where a sustainable victory over malaria is possible. The great work of Nothing But Nets will continue as part of Imagine No Malaria. Mosquito nets remain very important tool, and when combined with education, communications and improved treatment, we will achieve a sustainable victory over malaria.”
The organization recently announced that United Methodists are 80 percent of the way toward reaching their goal of raising $75 million by 2015.