Global Mission Involvement

The United Methodist Church strongly believes in connecting the church through missions throughout our country and the work—relief efforts, development projects and missionary work.  Here are some of the efforts you may be most familiar with. 

UMCOR—United Methodist Committee on Relief

From their website:  “UMCOR provides humanitarian relief in the United States and internationally. Our efforts are targeted in places where natural disasters, war, or conflict have done so much damage that communities are unable to recover on their own.”

Check the website for more information…http://www.umcor.org/UMCOR/About-Us

Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church

The four goals of this board are to:

  1.  Make Disciples of Jesus Christ
  2. Strengthen, Develop and Renew Christian Congregations and Communities
  3. Alleviate Human Suffering
  4. Seek Justice, Freedom and Peace

Check the website for more information: http://new.gbgm-umc.org/work/goals/

Special Giving Sundays
General Conference created six unique Special Sundays to help congregations work with communities, rebuild shattered lives, strengthen self-sufficiency, encourage partnerships, nurture Native American ministries, model peace and justice, provide scholarships and loans for United Methodist students, and much more.
“Be generous,” Ecclesiastes 11:1-2 (The Message) advises. “Invest in acts of charity. Charity yields high returns. . . . Be a blessing to others.” God has blessed us, and through church-wide Special Sundays we can pass on those blessings to others.

January
Human Relations Sunday

March
One Great Hour of Sharing

April
Native American Ministries Sunday

May
Peace with Justice Sunday

October
World Communion Sunday

November
United Methodist Student Sunday

Second-Mile Giving
In addition to supporting conference and general church apportionments, each United Methodist has the opportunity to make gifts to specific ministries. One-hundred percent of your gifts to these designated giving opportunities go to the selected project. No administrative costs are deducted.

This is often referred to as “second-mile giving” because, in The United Methodist Church, the “first mile” is for local churches to fulfill their World Service and other Shared Ministries and conference benevolence commitments.

Opportunities for “second-mile giving” include:

The Advance

World Service Special Gifts

Special Appeals