Giving Tuesday is November 29th

September 21, 2016

giving-tuesday We are excited to let you know that plans are underway for this year’s UMC #GivingTuesday! On Nov. 29, you can extend the spirit of giving thanks into the Advent season again by participating in UMC #GivingTuesday. When you give online through The Advance at, 100 percent of your gifts goes directly to the project of your choice. The Advance remains committed to sustaining a strong foundation that allows projects and missionaries to build relationships and empower ministries. Over the past years, we were fortunate to offer matching funds to motivate giving. This year, while matching funds will not be available, we remain confident that your supporters will continue their commitment to your ministry. To keep this momentum going, The Advance continues to allocate 100 percent of all giving to the designated project and missionary. Through The Advance, United Methodists can give to more than 800 United Methodist-related projects worldwide. Donors can also provide support for more than 300 missionaries. The projects meet a range of needs, from helping survivors cope with natural or civil disasters to helping establish new faith communities, feed and educate children, and equip hospitals and clinics. Last year, nearly 6,000 donors from 27 countries donated $2.8 million through The Advance to support mission and ministries around the world. We are thankful for your support of more than 770 projects and missionaries, who received 8,757 gifts through The Advance, the designated giving channel of The United Methodist Church. We Need Your Help! We encourage you to share this information with your friends, family, and church members. We will be sending you more information in the coming weeks. With blessings and thanks for the work that you do, Thomas Kemper General Secretary General Board of Global Ministries