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Give to at least one of the following U.S. General Advance Projects, or qualifying Special Sunday.

Special Sundays

Special Sundays are designated Sundays throughout the year that provide opportunities for giving. These special offerings are earmarked and support designated ministries.

On these Sundays, we empower our congregations to give toward causes and organizations that promote sustainable life change.

These offerings help offer refuge in times of disaster, promote peace and justice, provide scholarships, reach out to the community, teach skills to encourage self-sufficiency and share the love of Jesus Christ with God’s people everywhere.

View the Special Sunday's calendar.

U.S.A General Advance Projects

God's country cooperative parish

General Advance #3020435

Encompassing the greater part of four counties and Newberry in the Upper Peninsula, GCCP serves families living at or below the federally-established level of poverty. Circumstances of limited employment, transient population, long and harsh winters, proper clothing and significant distances to acquire adequate food and medical assistance are severe challenges. GCCP provides ministry to those who struggle to live by working together to provide connection, support and basic human services.

Henderson Settlement

General Advance #773365

The goals of Henderson Settlement align with their mission and vision statement of “Sharing the love of Christ in Appalachia”through “Creating opportunities for better lives through Christ-centered service.” They share the good news of Jesus Christ in their communities, build a house for a family each year, and work on home repair projects in Kentucky and Tennessee. They also provide spiritual, economic, educational, and social opportunities

McCurdy ministries community center

General Advance #581479

McCurdy Ministries is a 100+ year old United Methodist National Mission Institution in New Mexico. The ministry provides after school care, preschool,mental health counseling, summer camps,youth programs, adult education, and GED programs along with much more support for people in the community. They serve Española, NM, which has the highest death by heroin overdose rate and one of the highest high school drop out rates in the country.

National Justice for our neighbors

General Advance #901285

National Justice for our Neighbors continues to build the organizational capacity of a national network of JFON sites that are able to help more low-income immigrants be informed of their rights and address their legal situation through the U.S. Immigration Court. Their work involves strengthening the JFON network so that clients are better served, JFON sites can continue to operate independently, and volunteers can work effectively.

Red Bird Mission

General Advance #773726

Red Bird Mission empowers individuals and advocates justice through spiritual, educational, health, and community outreach ministries. Its Community Outreach ministries address hunger and other basic needs of families through case management and delivery of services. In addition, the Community Store and Craft Marketing provides jobs and income for over 100 families.

Red Bird Christian School

General Advance #773728

Red Bird Christian School exists to prepare students for post-secondary education with a nurturing environment that causes students to reach for their full potential.Leadership formation has a high focus at our school but with the Christian aspect of servant hood. Over the past several years,over two-thirds of their students have gone on to post-secondary education.

Red Bird Clinic Community Health Center

General Advance #773724

The Red Bird Clinic strives to improve the health of those living in remote mountain Appalachia where other services do not reach, or to persons that have limited or no transportation to available services by providing health programs. Their discount sliding scale fee programs ensure that medical and dental care, rehabilitation, and preventative services are accessible.

Society of st. Andrew

General Advance #801600

The Society of St. Andrew engages 30,000or more volunteers each year in the biblical practice of gleaning nutritious food remaining after harvest to share with neighbors in need. Through Harvest of Hope, the Society of St. Andrew’s work/study mission retreat program,hundreds of young people and adults each year learn about hunger and creation care through Bible study, dynamic worship, and educational programming


Last Updated on October 20, 2023

The Michigan Conference