Monday, June 14, 2010

Advocate for Native American Ministries Sunday, World Communion Sunday, and United Methodist Student Day

Nurture. Advocate. Give.

As a member of your local church or annual conference you can help champion the cause for the churchwide Special Sundays by becoming an advocate.

As an advocate, you would have three primary tasks:
  1. Speak with your pastor about collection of each Sunday.
  2. To lead the effort to celebrate and give to the Special Sundays offerings year-round, either through the local church or by encouraging your friends to give to these ministries online.
  3. To speak to other congregations to garner support for the Special Sundays offerings.
Advocates will be provided with presentation information and a planning guide. These materials may be adapted to fit your audience. To become an advocate, please email us at with your contact, local church and conference information. We will schedule a telephone session to allow you to ask questions and receive additional information about your role as an advocate.

Native American Ministries Sunday gifts help to develop and strengthen Native American ministries within the annual conference, provide scholarship for Native Americans attending UM schools of theology and other approved by the University Senate of the UMC and expand the number of target cities in the Native AMerican Urban Inititative.

World Communion Sunday gifts result in scholarships distributed by General Board of Global Ministries with at least one-half of the annual amount for ministries beyond the US; the Ethnic Scholarship program and the Ethnic In-Service Training Program.

United Methodist Student Day gifts support United Methodist scholarships and the UM Student Loan Fund, administered by the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry. Annual conferences participating in the Rebate Program may award one or more merit scholarhips to UM students. Participating conference may awared scholarships to UM students who reside in the conference and who attend or will attend a United Methodist-related college or university.

How to help
1. Give online or through your local church.
2. Give a gift in someone's honor. (birthday, anniversary or a memorial)

Native American Ministries Sunday
World Communion Sunday
United Methodist Student Day

God Is Still In Control!

Miss Lladale Carey
Web Producer
United Methodist Communications

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