Six Special Sundays

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Each year, the United Methodist Church has six Special Sundays – opportunities to give to on-going vital ministries.  Here’s a brief explanation of each.  For more details, please visit the UMC Giving link.
 
January 18, 2015 – Human Relations Day  Together, we can extend a hand to those in crisis so they can overcome formidable obstacles.  This may include building relationships with troubled teens, leading recovering addicts towards healing, or helping find work for ex-offenders. 
 
March 15, 2015 – One Great Hour of Sharing  UMCOR, the United Methodist Committee on Relief, is often one of the first responders to natural disasters both in the U.S. and internationally. One Great Hour funds, along with other undesignated gifts made throughout the year, cover UMCOR’s overhead costs. Because of One Great Hour gifts, UMCOR is able to use 100% of all other contributions on the projects donors specify, instead of on administrative or fundraising costs.  For more information click here.
 
April 19, 2015 – Native American Ministries Sunday  When you support Native American Ministries Day, you equip seminary students who will honor and celebrate Native American culture in their ministries. And you empower congregations that are finding fresh new ways to minister to their communities with the love of Christ.  Together, we empower local spiritual development and educate Native American seminary students to serve God faithfully. 
 
May 31, 2015 – Peace With Justice Sunday  Moved by Christ’s love to pursue reconciliation and peace, honoring the dignity of every individual made in God’s image, The United Methodist Church is unwilling to turn a blind eye to injustice.  Your giving is vital for the UMC to continue its global ministries of reconciliation.
 
October 4, 2015 – World Communion Sunday  Your giving helps to provide scholarships for national and international graduate students whom God has gifted to learn and to serve.  Nelson Mandela said, “Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world”  and this is one way that powerful tool  can be in more hands.
 
November 29, 2014 – United Methodist Student Day   These gifts support students as they prepare for life in uniting faith with knowledge. The offering supports qualified United Methodist applicants through United Methodist scholarships and the U.M. Student Loan Fund, which is administered by the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM).
 
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