#GivingTuesday is a national observance that is marked this year on November 27. Please consider putting your focus on #GiveUMC through gifts to Advance Specials supported by The Michigan Conference.
#GivingTuesday is part of an international movement to extend the spirit of giving thanks into the Advent season. As a response to the hyper-consumerism of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, people around the world celebrate #GivingTuesday by supporting organizations that are transforming the world.
#GivingTuesday offers an opportunity to start the holiday season by giving instead of receiving. #GiveUMC offers United Methodists a way to participate by supporting projects through The Advance.
The Michigan Conference Board of Global Ministries suggests these channels for your gifts to #GiveUMC on November 27:
- Gifts that support the 2018 Michigan Advent Offering: UMCOR International Disaster Response #982450; UMCOR U.S. Disaster Response & Recovery #901670; the Michigan Conference Disaster Relief Fund.
- Projects and Missionaries found in the Spotlight Church
- Projects and Missionaries found in the Six Lanes of the Advance
While people can, and do, give through The Advance all year, concentrating efforts on one day raises awareness not only about the denomination’s many ministries throughout the world, but also about the great generosity of United Methodists.
On November 27, make your donation online. Search for a specific project or missionary that you, your church, The Michigan Conference has chosen to support and donate directly from that project’s or missionary’s Advance profile page.
Last year on #GivingTuesday, United Methodists collectively raised more than $677,000 online for Advance projects and missionaries. As always, 100% of gifts given through The Advance directly support the designated ministry!