We hope you will join United Methodists around the world to support Global Ministries missionaries and Advance projects on UMC #GivingTuesday Nov. 28.

Frederick Buechner once described “calling” as the place “where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.” One of the great things about The Advance is that it allows you to invest your resources where your passion answers specific needs in the world.

The UMC #GivingTuesday theme this year is “Connect Your Passion with God’s Mission.One hundred percent of your gifts made online through The Advance goes to the missionary or project of your choice.

In 2016, more than 2,550 people from 19 countries gave gifts of more than $850,000 toward missionary support and Advance projects. The countries or territories represented included Argentina, Austria, Chile, Côte d’Ivoire, Fiji, Guam, Ireland, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Oman, the Philippines, Russia, South Korea, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States. This was truly a global effort.

Thank you for your generous gifts through The Advance, the designated giving channel of The United Methodist Church.

Our impact areas this year are: 

  • Food and Agriculture
  • Church Development
  • Disaster Response and Relief
  • Education
  • Health
  • Economic Empowerment
  • Social Justice
  • WASH/Water and Sanitation
  • Women and Children
  • Mission Personnel

Now is a great time to start thinking about how you want to connect your passion to God’s mission on Nov. 28. Visit umcmission.org/give to learn more about missionaries and projects. Your gift on UMC #GivingTuesday will help bring hope and healing to a world in need.

We would like to encourage you to share this information with your friends, family, and church members. We will be sending you more information as the weeks go by.

In mission together,

Thomas Kemper
General Secretary
General Board of Global Ministries

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