As a passionate disciple of Jesus Christ, your participation is vital to living out God’s mission through The United Methodist Church. Every day you are giving light, giving love, and giving to a world in need through your prayers, presence, gifts, and service.
November 29, you are invited to come together with thousands of United Methodists to support the work of Advance projects and missionaries on UMC #GivingTuesday.
The Advance remains committed to sustaining a strong foundation that allows projects and missionaries to build relationships and empower their ministries. As always, 100 percent of all gifts to The Advance goes directly to the missionary or project selected. Last year, nearly 6,000 donors from 27 countries donated $2.8 million through The Advance to support mission and ministries around the world. This year, while matching funds will not be available, generous supporters can continue their commitment to vital ministry.
UMC #GivingTuesday is part of an international movement that builds on the recent U.S. shopping traditions of Black Friday, Local Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday. It offers an opportunity to start off the holiday season by giving through supporting organizations that have been researched and approved by the United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries.
For your reference, as you consider giving to The Advance on #GivingTuesday, below is a list of Advance projects and missionaries related to the North Alabama Conference. You may make a donation to these, and find additional projects and missionaries, at www.umcmission.org/give.
|SIFAT (Servants in Faith and Technology)||Advance #982812|
|Upper Sand Mountain Parish Family Care Services||Advance #722760|
|United Methodist Volunteers In Mission - SEJ||Advance #901875|
|Disaster Response (UMCOR), United States||Advance #901670|
|Amanda Cherry||Global Mission Fellow||Advance #3022198|
|John Elmore||Chile||Advance #13109Z|
|Rhett Thompson||Panama||Advance #09543Z|
Leaders can download UMC #GivingTuesday resources to help your congregation get involved and spread the message of generosity. You’ll find the answers to frequently asked questions, social media images and tips, and creative ways to extend the giving spirit.
Here are a few ideas to share with your congregation:
This Advent, encourage your congregation to “Give Light, Give Love and Give Life” through The Advance at www.umcmission.org/give.