Ed en route...
Ed takes a day off...
Can you hear the loons calling from the north-woods of Minnesota?
This summer, they are singing for Ed Dallas, who is riding his bicycle over 4000 miles across the USA from Maine to Washington! Ed is riding to increase awareness and raise support for the Mobile Ministry, a Minnesota Annual Conference mission to the communities of Kabetogama and Crane Lake in the far north-woods of Minnesota at the entrances to Voyageur’s National Park and the Boundary Waters Canoe Area.
Ed will be riding for about 90 days beginning on May 17, 2012. He will be in Minnesota in late June. Ed says: “At some time during a person’s life, there will be the need for pastoral care and for those who don’t live in a major urban area, that care might not be available. The Mobile Ministry assures the people in Crane Lake and Kabetogama that they will have access to pastoral care.”
Roger Parrish-Siggelkow is the pastor of Kabetogama United Methodist and Crane Lake Chapel, which are the only churches in both communities. In the summer months, Voyageur’s National Park hosts over 200,000 visitors and Pastor Roger is the only Christian pastoral ministry presence in the park.
To support the Mobile Ministry, you can send donations to the UMC Mobile Ministry/PO Box 128/Orr, MN 55771. Memo/Bike ride. The Mobile Ministry is an Advance Special of the Minnesota Annual Conference and you can give through your local UMC church offering.
Any gift, large or small is helpful and much appreciated!
Ed Dallas' bike!
Ed Dallas will be riding his bike across the country as a fundraiser for the Mobile Ministry beginning May 15! Check back for photos and updates.