On December 2, United Methodists once again are invited to extend the spirit of giving thanks into the Advent season by participating in UMC #GivingTuesday. And every gift made online through The Advance at www.umcmission.org/give on December 2, 2014 will be matched up to $1 million.*
In 2013 on UMC #GivingTuesday, United Methodists collectively raised a record $6.5 million online. Through The Advance, 11,000 individuals and churches in 34 countries gave more than 16,300 gifts to mission and ministries they believe in. It was a wonderful sign of commitment and extravagant generosity, maximizing the impact of thousands of United Methodists coming together on one day to transform the world.
When Methodists are united … we provide an alternative to the consumer-driven shopping traditions in the United States of Black Friday, Local Business Saturday and Cyber Monday. UMC #GivingTuesday offers an opportunity to begin the holiday season by giving instead of getting, by supporting organizations and missionaries who have been researched and approved by the United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries. And 100 percent of all gifts made through The Advance are given directly to the designated project. In the spirit of healthy competition, we are preparing a special Advance award to be given to the annual conference that raises the most funds online through The Advance on December 2.
Please consider contributions to the following projects and missionaries by visiting www.umcmission.org/give. You can also click on each Advance number to go directly to the donation page:
International Disaster Response - Advance # 982450
UMCOR Sustainable Recovery and Development - Advance # 3021951
UMCOR Global Health - Advance # 3021770
Imagine No Malaria - Advance # 3021190
Participating in the global fight to eliminate malaria deaths by 2015.
New Life Center in Zambia - Advance # 15057A
Ministering through projects such as PET handicap bike, Printing Press, and educational classes
Quéssua Mission Projects in East Angola - Advance # 105625
Providing infrastructure in agriculture, health and nutrition and equipping surrounding communities.
Evangelical Methodist Seminary and Scholarships in Cuba - Advance # 3020760
Training laity and pastors for ministry.
Hot Lunch Program in Haiti - Advance # 418790
Providing hot meals three times per week to over 22,000 students.
Give Ye Them To Eat in Mexico - Advance # 07629A
Enhancing the lives of villagers with training that moves them from subsistence to sustainability.
Laos Mission Initiative - Advance # 14927A
Supporting congregation & community development thru’ mission partnership, pastors' salaries, leadership, Bible training, social outreach, worship & Christian Education materials.
UMVIM SEJ - Advance # 901875
Facilitating teams and individuals to serve projects in the US and internationally.
Missionaries with Covenant relationships in the Florida Conference:
Delbert Groves - Advance # 12150Z
Sandy Groves - Advance # 12151Z
Kenneth Koome - Advance # 15148Z
Jacques Umembudi Akasa - Advance # 14020Z
Poto Valentine Shutsha - Advance # 14163Z
Jonathan McCurley - Advance # 3021131
E. Barte - Advance # 13985Z
B. Barte - Advance # 13984Z
Connie DiLeo - Advance # 14169Z
Carmen Melendez - Advance # 3021884
William Llanos - Advance # 3021458
Rocio Barcenas - Advance # 3021457
Britt Gilmore - Advance # 3021322
Alison Gilmore - Advance # 3021321
Alex Awad - Advance #10825Z
Brenda Awad - Advance #10826Z
Kim King Torres - Advance # 982904
Gordon Greathouse - Advance # 07695Z
Teca Greathouse - Advance # 07696Z
Young Adult missionaries:
Elizabeth Fink - Advance # 3021833
Tiffania L. Willets - Advance # 3021500
Anna Jo Gill - Advance # 3021486
Hillary Taylor - Advance # 3021492
Erica Oliveira - Advance # 3021491
Brad Kenn - Advance # 3021490
* Global Ministries will allocate matching funds dollar for dollar up to the first $1 million in gifts to Advance projects received online on December 2, 2014, between 12:00 a.m. and 11:59 p.m. EST. A maximum of $2,500 per individual gift to a project will be dispersed as matching funds. A project may receive a maximum of $25,000 in matching funds.
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