Imagine No Malaria spokesperson Bickerton coming to Little Rock Nov. 9-10

Through a relentless layering of efforts—including communication, case management and grassroots education supported by Arkansans’ fundraising efforts—the United Methodist Church is making tremendous headway in the fight to end malaria. But our work is not finished.
We have a lifesaving opportunity coming up Nov. 9-10, through the generosity of the Fiser-Christie Endowed Lectureship at St. James UMC Little Rock: St. James is honored to host Bishop Thomas J. Bickerton as the inaugural guest speaker of the Fiser-Christie Lectureship.
Bickerton, who many Arkansans may remember from his preaching at the 2013 Arkansas Annual Conference, served as president of the General Commission on the United Methodist Communications (UMCom) from 2004-2008. Since 2006, he has been the lead spokesperson for the United Methodist Global Health Initiative, which includes the Imagine No Malaria campaign.
In addition to preaching at St. James’ three Sunday services Nov. 9, Bickerton also will speak at a youth rally Sunday night, and at a community luncheon and evening lecture on Monday, Nov. 10. Pre-registration is required for the youth rally and the luncheon; see instructions below.
Bickerton will share the groundbreaking results of the efforts of the United Methodist Church in leading the charge to end malaria in Africa, and instill in us a call to action that we must continue in the fight against malaria until it is eradicated. Each event will include a special offering for Imagine No Malaria.
Schedule of events featuring Bishop Thomas Bickerton
(all events held at St. James UMC, 321 Pleasant Valley Drive, Little Rock)
Sunday, Nov. 9: Worship at 8:30, 9:30 and 10:55 a.m.
Sunday, Nov. 9: Imagine No Malaria Youth Rally, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Free concert featuring Thin Margins – all church youth groups welcome!
Free pizza and drink, games and fun. Contact Brandon Bates to register your group: or 501-217-6729.
Monday, Nov. 10: Mid-Day Lunch & Presentation, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Box lunch ($10); advance registration required at
Monday, Nov. 10: Evening Lecture, 6 p.m.
A special offering for Imagine No Malaria will be taken at each event.