Imagine No Malaria-Nothing But Nets
2012 Imagine No Malaria Advocacy Days
12/3/2012Bishop Thomas Bickerton joined about 100 others in Washington, DC to advocate for funding to eliminate deaths from malaria and achieve other global health goals. Bickerton heads the United Methodist Church's Global Health Initiative and is the spokesperson for the Imagine NO Malaria campaign. UM News Service photos by Jay Mallin
2012 Mosquito Run
8/21/2012Achieving a sustainable victory over malaria means providing prevention, education, communication and treatment. To help raise funds and awareness, the Second annual Mosquito run was held in Allegheny County's North Park on August 18. Twenty-three runners completed the 5K race and 27 finished the 5 mile event.
Imagine No Malaria - 2012 Pittsburgh Marathon
5/11/2012Imagine No Malaria was an official charity of the Pittsburgh Marathon. Forty-two participants ran for the cause, earning about $15,000 to help end deaths from malaria. These photos of INM runners are by Jon Hiser and Kevin Loomis.
Park UMC 200th Anniversary
4/18/2012Park UM Church in North East celebrated its 200th anniversary on Easter Sunday. The church has raised $30,000 for the Imagine No Malaria campaign to end deaths from malaria in Africa by 2015.
Imagine NO Malaria-Pittsburgh Marathon
10/10/2011Imagine No Malaria is an official charity of the 2012 Dick's Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon. Dr. Bob Todd of Christ Community UM Church in Butler is organizing the effort. He and a group from his church ran in the 2011 Marathon. Here are some photos.
Mosquito Run - August 27, 2011
8/30/2011Photos from the first Mosquito Run race/walk to benefit Imagine No Malaria, held in Allegheny County's North Park.
Imagine No Malaria Shirts Sprout at Christ UMC Bethel Park
4/13/2011Imagine No Malaria shirts were EVERYWHERE during Youth Sunday weekend at Christ UMC in Bethel Park. Photos by Janet Elders, who coordinated sales of the shirts to benefit Imagine No Malaria.
Imagine No Malaria-Emily
4/6/2011Ten-year-old Emily Hayes, takes $1, secures music and nearly 20 volunteers, and schedules a concert to benefit Imagine No Malaria concert.
Zimbabwe Partnership - WPAUMC Leaders' 2010 Visit
12/22/2010Bishop Thomas J. Bickerton and other Western PA leaders visited Zimbabwe for nearly two weeks in December to begin building relationships under a partnership agreement signed in June 2010. The trip included the celebration of a mosquito nets distribution in the Nyadire area. Photos by Rev. Dean Zeigler, Butler District Superintendent.
Bishop's Golf Outing 2010- Imagine No Malaria
9/20/2010The 2010 Bishop's Cup golf outing Sept. 13 at Grove City Country Club benefited the Imagine No Malaria ministry.
Bishop at Boy Scout Jamboree 2010
8/6/2010Bishop Thomas J. Bickerton, head of the United Methodist Church's Global Health Initiative, spoke during a United Methodist worship service near the end of the Boy Scouts of America's 2010 Jamboree and Centennial celebration in Virginia. He talked about the spirituality of Christians in Africa and the Imagine No Malaria-Nothing But Nets campaign to eliminate deaths from malaria by 2015. With an offering of about $12,000 and donations at the United Methodist booth, nearly $17,000 was raised for the anti-malaria campaign at the Jamboree. Photos by the Rev. Alan Morrison, except where noted.
Imagine No Malaria - Tip of the Week
7/28/2010Photos from churches supporting Imagine No Malaria featured in the Tip of the Week.
Nothing But Nets Buzz Tour to Fight Malaria
5/13/2010The Nothing But Nets Buzz Tour stopped at the United Methodist Center in Cranberry Township on May 13. Bishop Thomas J. Bickerton and the Western PA Conference staff welcomed Mozzie the Mosquito and crew, who are visiting major league soccer stadiums leading up to the FIFA World Cup to raise money for mosquito nets to fight malaria. The UN Foundation sponsors the tour and partners with The United Methodist Church, major league soccer and other organizations to eliminate deaths from malaria by 2015. In three years, NBN raised $30 million to buy 3 million nets. To makea donation or learn more, visit www.nomoremalaria.org.
Change the World 2010
5/5/2010The last weekend in April (24-25) was Change the World weekend 2010 and United Methodist all over the world participated in community outreach projects, as well as activities centered on the launch of our denomination’s Imagine No Malaria campaign, headed by our Bishop Thomas J. Bickerton. Images from a variety of sources.
WORLD MALARIA DAY U2charist at Mr. Small's Funhouse, Millvale
4/26/2010For World Malaria Day, April 25, 2010, several churches and the Conference teamed to offer a U2charist worship service at Mr. Small's Funhouse in Millvale (Pittsburgh). The Reply, a band that includes Bruce Stollings, pastor of Little Hill & Blackburn UMCs, as singer and guitarist, led the U2charist with live U2 music. Afterward, the the band and friends led a concert of worship and other music.Donations and Buzzkill t-shirt sales benefied Imagine No Malaria, the United Methodsit initiative to fight malaria through prevention, medical help, education and bed nets. April 25 also makred the launch of Imagine No Malaria. Included in the U2charist was a presentation by Sandra Matoushaya, coordinator of the Conference's partnership with Zimbabwe and a native of Harari, Zimbabwe. Other U2charist participants included Pittsburgh District Superintendent Don Scandrol, Brenda Walker, pastor of Millvale UMC, and Bruce Gascoine, association pastor of St. Paul's UMC in Allison. Members of St. Paul's helped as volunteers and the church also funded the required security.
Bishop's Congo Journal-Imagine No Malaria
4/18/2010UM News Service photos of Bishop Thomas Bickerton and other leaders during the April nets distribution and Imagine No Malaria kick-off in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Most photos by Mike DuBose.
Change the World resources
4/12/2010April 24-25 is Change the World when United Methodists around the world will raise awareness of the United Methodist Church's efforts. World Malaria Day is April 25, 2010. Logos for the campaign and other United Methodist initiatives can be used by local United Methodist congregations and individuals acting on behalf of the Church.
Imagine No Malaria
4/12/2010Select images that may be used by United Methodist organizations to promote the Imagine No Malaria efforts. Images are from The United Methodist Church and always require proper credit in writing with the image. Learn more at www.ImagineNoMalaria.org
U2Charist image and resource gallery
4/12/2010U2Charist is a celebration of God's love with U2 music and a focus on United Nations recognized initiatives such as Nothing But Nets and Imagine No Malaria. Western PA United Methodists have offered several U2Charist opportunities in recent years. The Reply, a band led by the Rev. Bruce Stollings, pastor of Little Hill and Blackburn UMCs, is one band that offers a U2Charist. A live band instead of recorded music is special and rarely used for a U2Charist service. Offer a U2Charist in your community.