Thanksgiving Special Offering
Dear College Avenue Members and Friends,
We have an opportunity to demonstrate our thankfulness by participating in the Thanksgiving Missions Offering. This is separate from Faith Promise and will be dedicated to six special causes:
- The Human Relations Day offering strengthens neighborhood ministries through Community Developers, community advocacy in the United States and Puerto Rico through United Methodist Voluntary Services, and work with at-risk youth through the Youth Offender Rehabilitation Program.
- Gifts to One Great Hour of Sharing lay the foundation for all United Methodist Committee on Relief work by covering the costs of doing business. Thus all contributions designated to specific programs can go 100% to those programs.
- Gifts to Native American Ministries develop and strengthen related ministries within the annual conferences and educate Native American seminarians.
- Peace with Justice gifts fund programs that advocate for peace and justice in the United States and around the world. These programs empower United Methodists to speak out for removing structures and systems that harm God’s children globally.
- The World Communion Sunday offering funds racial-ethnic World Communion Scholarships, with at least one-half of the annual amount reserved for ministries outside the United States. Donations also provide for the U.S. Ethnic Scholarship and Ethnic In-Service Training programs.
- Gifts for United Methodist Student Day support United Methodist scholarships and the United Methodist Student Loan Fund.
We pray that you will seek God’s direction in your giving to these worthy causes, keeping in mind that this is separate from Faith Promise.
“Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.” I John 3:18
In Christ’s Love,
The Missions Team