On November 27, 2018, United Methodists will come together to support the work of Advance projects and missionaries on #GivingTuesday. This day of generosity is an opportunity for local churches and annual conferences to combine Advent and Christmas seasonal giving with global mission and outreach opportunities.
The denominational theme for the campaign this year is #GiveUMC.
In 2017, more than $300 million was raised in 150 countries on #GivingTuesday! More than $677,000 was given to Advance projects and missionaries around the world.
The effort also provides United Methodists, and others, a way to build missional relationships through a channel they know and trust. With more than 600 projects and 300 missionaries to support, there is a mission focus to fit the interest and passion of anyone. The Advance continues to allocate 100% of all giving to the designated project or missionary.
More information and resources are available at www.umcmission.org/giving-tuesday/givingtuesday.
When is #GivingTuesday?
#GivingTuesday is recognized on the Tuesday following the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday. This year, #GivingTuesday is Nov. 27, 2018.
What is #GivingTuesday?
#GivingTuesday is part of an international movement to extend the spirit of giving thanks into the Advent season. As a response to the hyper-consumerism of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, people around the world celebrate #GivingTuesday by supporting organizations that are transforming the world. It offers an opportunity to start the holiday season by giving instead of receiving. #GiveUMC offers United Methodists a way to participate by supporting projects through The Advance.
How do I #GiveUMC?
On November 27, make your donation online. Search for a specific project or missionary that you or your church/annual conference has chosen to support and donate directly from that project’s or missionary’s Advance profile page, or you can choose to give a gift to be used where it is most needed.
What is the impact of giving on one day?
While people can, and do, give through The Advance all year, concentrating efforts on one day raises awareness not only about the denomination’s many ministries throughout the world, but also about the great generosity of United Methodists.
What is The Advance?
The Advance is an accountable, designated giving arm of The United Methodist Church that ensures 100% of each gift is used for its intended mission or ministry. Through The Advance, United Methodists can give to more than 600 projects and more than 300 missionaries worldwide. Together, the projects meet a range of needs, from helping survivors cope with natural or civil disasters, to helping communities build churches, to feeding and educating children, to equipping hospitals and clinics.
The Advance works with church leaders around the world to ensure that approved projects are aligned with the goals of The United Methodist Church in the local area, help develop partnerships that are mutually advantageous, tell the story of projects and missionaries, and report how giving is making an impact. Since its founding in 1948, The Advance has helped channel more than 3 million gifts totaling more than $1 billion to thousands of projects and ministries.