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United Methodist Special Offerings

Sunday, October 1, is World Communion Sunday and you will have the opportunity to financially support a variety of our global United Methodist ministries. Special offering envelopes will be available to use on Sunday. On the envelope you can designate which ministries you’re offering will support. If nothing is marked, your gift will be divided among the eight funds. Thank you for your generosity!

Here are brief descriptions for each area:

human-relations-dayHuman Relations Day

strengthens United Methodist outreach to communities in the United States and Puerto Rico, encouraging social justice and work with at-risk youth.



one-great-hour-of-sharingOne Great Hour Of Sharing

enables the United Methodist Committee on Relief to reach out through worldwide ministries of food, shelter, health and peace. This offering makes it possible for 100% of particular disaster gifts to be used without money being used for overhead expenses.


native-americanNative American Ministries Sunday

Nurtures mission with Native Americans and provides scholarships for United Methodist Native American seminarians.




peace-with-justicePeace With Justice Sunday

(first Sunday after Pentecost) enables The United Methodist Church to have a voice in advocating for peace and justice through a broad spectrum of global programs.


communion_elements-300x225World Communion Sunday

provides scholarships for U.S. racial- and ethnic- minority students and international students, on both undergraduate and graduate levels.



world-communionUnited Methodist Student Day

furnishes scholarships and loans for students attending United Methodist-related and other accredited colleges and universities.



golden-crossGolden Cross Offering

gives support to health and welfare ministries/institutions throughout the Illinois Great Rivers Conference. Examples in our area: Lessie Bates Davis Neighborhood House, United Methodist Village, and Alton Memorial Hospital.



african-univAfrica University

Africa University is the first and only fully-accredited institution of higher learning established on the African continent by action of the General Conference of The United Methodist Church. This amazing institution was founded in response to the call by African Bishops for a university for the whole of Africa to foster intellectual, moral, ethical and spiritual growth in its students. Your support helps students directly!


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