10-Fold. 1 Click. Be Counted! Begins October 1

10-Fold. 1 Click. Be Counted! Begins October 1

9/27/2012

Mark your calendar and spread the word! What began as a 10-day event has grown into a month-long event throughout October. Beginning October 1, this online event will mobilize passionate people to stand up and be counted for causes they believe in, known as 10-Fold. Each week will feature a different United Methodist ministry supported by Global Ministries and the United Methodist Committee on Relief. Go to 10-Fold.org for more information.

Through live webcasts, streaming video, online chats, and other media, participants will learn about these ministries that are changing people’s lives. The line-up for the month will be:

Week 1: Disaster Relief
The digital event kicks off October 1st with a focus on disaster relief. Learn more about the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), a nonprofit organization dedicated to alleviating human suffering around the globe. UMCOR’s work reaches people in more than 80 countries, including the United States. Among other activities, volunteers will be invited to construct relief-supply kits.

Week 2: Young People in Mission
Young people are not just the future of The United Methodist Church, they are changing the world today. Week Two of 10-Fold begins on October 8, and will introduce ways that young people can engage in mission. Young adult missionaries will share how they are making an impact in the communities they serve.

Week 3: Mission Initiatives
Beginning October 15, learn about how Mission Initiatives are introducing The United Methodist Church to countries from Asia to Latin America, and sharing the gospel through word and deed. By being an advocate for Mission Initiatives, you support growth in places where The United Methodist Church is new to the population. Global Ministries is empowering young churches as they engage in works of piety and mercy.

Week 4: Missionaries
United Methodist missionaries are growing a global force for faith and hope in more than 60 countries, including the US. The week of October 22 tells the story of missionaries who come from many places and backgrounds to witness and serve around the world as congregational and leadership developers, pastors, educators, regional coordinators for UMCOR, agriculturalists, health coordinators, and doctors. On October 26, join in prayer and celebration as new missionaries are commissioned during a service that will be webcast live.

Week 5: Fair Trade
Who benefits when you purchase fairly traded products? Beginning October 29, learn how you support just and sustainable economies by choosing to buy Fair Trade items. UMCOR connects consumers with Fair Trade-certified companies and other socially responsible businesses. Some businesses exploit their workers, and entire communities become trapped in vicious cycles of poverty. Fair wages allow farmers and artisans to feed their families, send their children to school, gain access to healthcare, and much more.

10-Fold gives you the opportunity and flexibility to learn more about the projects that stir your heart. It offers tools to share stories of mission and resources for you to change the world. So mark your calendar, invite your friends, and join us this October as we engage in mission and ministry together at 10-Fold.org

Important Information about 10-Fold

Learn What 10-Fold Is
10-Fold is an online event that shines a light on United Methodist projects around the world supported by Global Ministries and UMCOR. Everyone can get involved by advocating, raising awareness, giving, and watching it expand “10-Fold.” Your participation comes with the guarantee that 100 percent of all money raised goes directly to the project or ministry you donate to or support.

Put 10-Fold on Your Calendar
10-Fold began as a campaign on October 10, 2010 and lasted for 10 days. Last year we saw record success. This year the campaign was expanded, yet simplified, by making it a month-long event that allows you to visit many times throughout October.

Advocates will also gather online each Wednesday in October in a Tweetup—to learn more about United Methodist projects supported by Global Ministries and UMCOR, pledge continued support of the mission, and share about the projects and the work through Twitter.

Be Counted
By clicking on the site each week, you register your interest in a ministry, triggering US $1 of support given by one of our sponsors.

Become an Advocate
Becoming an advocate and being counted are very similar. Visit the site as often as you like, trigger the US $1 (given on your behalf), and take it one step further. Pass the word along. Our site is full of resources you can share: ‘Friend’ us on Facebook; follow us on Twitter; or create your own message for your friends, encouraging them to visit the site and learn more.

Make a Donation to Support a 10-Fold Project
Click on our DONATE tab at 10-Fold.org. You will have access to all of 10-Fold’s projects, and with one more click, you can donate online. If you would like access to all projects supported and funded through Global Ministries and UMCOR, visit umcmission.org/give.

Through this channel of giving, you can find a project in need of support that speaks to you, and make a significant difference.

Help Us Spread the Word About 10-Fold
Here are a few easy ways you can help tell friends, family, and fellow church members about10-Fold and how they can participate online to help secure support for these projects.