Giving Tuesday Is Coming November 28

Giving Tuesday is now entering its sixth year. It was created as a day to give to non-profits in the midst of Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales. It provides a perfect time for churches to lift up the work of the United Methodist Church throughout the world through the Advance.

The Advance is the mission arm of the church that encourages additional giving to missions. If you can think of a project, you will probably find it at www.advancinghope.org. Click through to mission giving. By making a gift through the Advance, 100% of the funds go to the chosen project. This may be done by churches, Sunday School Classes, or individuals. Last year more than 2,550 persons in 19 countries contributed a total of $853,909.78 to United Methodist mission projects and missionary support through the 2016 UMC #GivingTuesday campaign.

I know that many people focus on giving to children at this time of year. That are numerous projects that directly impact children living in poverty in other parts of the world. You can be a part of providing school uniforms, additional nutrition and a Christmas program. The list goes on and on.

Go to www.umcmission.org/giving-tuesday for more information.