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United Methodists are invited to sustain the spirit of Thanksgiving into the Advent season.

The denomination’s General Board of Global Ministries announced that for one day only, on December 3, 2013, as part of UMC #GivingTuesday, gifts made online to any project through The Advance will be matched.
Global Ministries will allocate the “matching funds” dollar for dollar up to the first $500,000 in gifts to Advance projects received online on December 3, 2013, between 12:00 a.m. EST and 11:59 p.m. A maximum of $10,000 per individual gift to a project will be disbursed as matching funds. A project may receive a maximum of $50,000 in matching funds.
Please consider contributions to the following Advances by visiting You can also click on each Advance number to go directly to the donation page: 
Cuba - Evangelical Methodist Seminary and Scholarships - Advance #3020760
Training laity and pastors for ministry.  $200 covers all education expenses for one pastor for a year.
East Angola - Quessua Mission Boarding School - Advance #11638N
Several students of the Boarding House lost their families during the civil war in Angola. Financial contributions provide support so that these students can receive appropriate nourishment while being educated in Quessua. $30 will feed one child/youth for a month.
Haiti - Haiti Hot Lunch Program - Advance #418790
Providing hot meals three times per week to over 22,000 students.
Stop Hunger Now - Advance #982795
Packaging dehydrated meals to distribute to schools, orphanages and disaster areas.
The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) - Advance # 901670 (domestic), Advance #982450 (international)
Alleviating human suffering around the globe. UMCOR’s work reaches people in more than 80 countries, including the United States.
UMVIM SEJ - Advance #901875
Facilitating teams and individuals to serve projects in the US and internationally.
New Life Center in Zambia - Advance #15057A
Ministering through projects such as PET handicap bike, Printing Press, and educational classes
Shade and Fresh Water - Advance #11580A
Helping at-risk children reach their potential with education, better diet, health and activities.
Give Ye Them To Eat - 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. 
Missionaries with Covenant relationships in the Florida Conference, by region:
Delbert Groves – Advance #12150Z
Sandy Groves - Advance #12151Z
Jonathan McCurley - Advance #3021131
E. Barte - Advance #13985Z
B. Barte - Advance #13984Z
Latin America
Connie DiLeo - Advance #14169Z
Gordon Greathouse - Advance #07695Z
Teca Greathouse - Advance #07696Z
Britt Gilmore - Advance #3021322 
Alison Gilmore - Advance #3021321
Middle East
Alex Awad - Advance #10825Z 
Brenda Awad - Advance #10826Z
United States
Marilyn Beecher - Advance #982900
Kim King Torres - Advance #982904
Amanda Howe - Advance #3021779