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First UMC Windsor hosts event on water, sanitation issues
March 14, 2016
Rob Bradley with a sign in front of the men's restroom at First UMC in Windsor, Colorado.
Cathy Bell studies a microscopic view of Windsor pond water and information about bacterial, parasitic, and viral water-borne diseases.
Pat Ferrell gives a presentation on "What's in Your Water?" using Windsor pond water as an example.
Jerry Carson, right, talks about the economic and physical scarcity of water in an interactive presentation called, Water: A Growing Crisis.
The planners of WATER We Gonna Do About It?: From left, Kathy Carson, Cathy Bell, Jason and Kelly Burghart, Mike Barbee, Wilma Romero, Pat Ferrell, Chrys and Bill Cosbey. (Not pictured: Deb Campbell)
Mike Barbee, WASH Technical Officer for United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), speaks at First United Methodist Church in Windsor, Colorado.
Story and photos submitted by Kathy Carson
First United Methodist Church, Windsor, Colorado
On March 3, Mike Barbee, WASH (Water, Sanitation, Hygiene) Technical Officer of UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief), spoke about the desperate need for clean water globally and the consequences of unclean water during the WATER We Gonna Do About It? event at First United Methodist Church in Windsor, Colorado. He also illustrated UMCOR’s role in improving the standard of living throughout the world by working with communities on water, air, sanitation, and hygiene issues.
For months before the event, Jesus’ hands and feet were moving under God’s guidance in preparation for WATER We Gonna Do About It? at First UMC of Windsor. The event was designed for the churches of the Peaks Sub-District to increase awareness of the need for clean water globally and to help people realize that each of us CAN do something to help. Refreshments were provided by United Methodist Women.
During the event, participants rotated through three different interactive sessions.