Your Gifts Make a World of Difference!
Six times throughout the year, United Methodist congregations celebrate church-wide Special Sundays with offerings. Your support is critical to the survival of these important ministries and for sharing God’s gifts around the world. Your support matters! For more information, click here.
Church-wide Special Sundays with offerings enable United Methodists like you to offer refuge in times of disaster, promote peace and justice, provide scholarships and student loans, reach out to the community, teach skills to encourage self-sufficiency and share the love of Jesus Christ with God’s people everywhere
Special Offerings are scheduled for particular Sundays during the year (you can see the listings below,) but your church may choose other dates to receive these gifts if you choose. If you have questions about any of the specific Special Sunday offerings, click the links below for a description of each Special Sunday.
Church-Wide Special Sundays
• Human Relations Day - January 15, 2023
• UMCOR Sunday - March 19, 2023
• Native American Sunday - April 23, 2023
• Peace With Justice Sunday - June 4, 2023
• World Communion Sunday - October 1, 2023
• United Methodist Student Sunday - November 26, 2023
Conference Special Sundays
• Golden Cross Sunday - May 14, 2023
This offering stays in the Michigan Conference and is split between six different projects. The six projects are: Joy Southfield, Chelsea Home, Clark Retirement, Bronson Hospital, Methodist Children's Home, and MI Area Camping.
• Christian Education Sunday - August 20, 2023
Supports the faith development of the children and youth of the Michigan Conference in two ways. The first way is by supporting Conference leadership in the area of Children's Ministry by funding workshops, consultations and other resources. The second way is that this offering helps support faith development is by sending children and youth to camps through the MI Area Camping programs.
• Rural Life Sunday - September 10, 2023
Strengthens the work of ministries in towns and rural areas of concern in the Michigan Conference.
• Disability Awareness Sunday - October 15, 2023 (offering optional)
Funds projects and awareness to make our Churches more accessible and welcoming for those with disabilities. For more information click here: https://www.umdisabilityministries.org/dasunday/
Other Special Sundays without Set Dates
Informational Special Sundays with an optional offering.
• Africa University Day
Africa University empowers the students to leave the university skilled in their fields and with a desire to contribute to their nations. For more information click here: https://www.resourceumc.org/en/churchwide/umcgiving/apportion-funds/africa-university-fund-resources
• RELC Sunday (Racial Ethnic Local Church)
Supports the ethnic ministries in the Michigan Conference.
• VIM Awareness
Volunteers in Mission do short-term mission projects at their own expense. This fund helps to support those going on these trips financially. For more information about Volunteers in Mission please click here: https://www.umcmission.org/serve-with-us/umvim
Last Updated on October 31, 2023