#GivingTuesday is Coming November 28!

#GivingTuesday is Coming November 28!

11/16/2017

On November 28, you are invited to come together with thousands of United Methodists to support the work of Advance missionaries and projects on UMC #GivingTuesday. Connect your passion with God’s mission as you give to a world in need through your prayers, presence, gifts, and service.

Now is a great time to start thinking about where you want your UMC #GivingTuesday gift to go. Visit UMCmission.org/give and select from more than 600 UMC-related projects and more than 300 United Methodist missionaries who bring hope and healing to a world in need. You can even do a search for those missionaries affiliated with the NYAC.

When you specify a destination for your gifts, that’s exactly where every dollar goes; not one dollar of your gift goes to overhead. One of the great things about The Advance is that it allows you to invest your resources where your passion answers specific needs in the world.

Why not ask friends and family to make, in your honor, an early Christmas/Advent gift to your favorite missionary or Advance on November 28? Or make a gift in honor of those on your Christmas list?

11 Ways You Can Get Involved

1. Identify missionaries and/or projects to support.

2. Pray, donate, and create financial avenues of supporting missionaries or projects to supplement your financial gift.
3. Include banners and other promotion on your website, social media, and newsletters.
4. Insert a flier into your church bulletin and integrate stories of Advance missionaries and projects into meetings or sermons leading up to November 28. Share Advance stories in your enewsletter.
5. Take time for a mission moment during Sunday worship.
6. Give children boxes to collect money and get them excited about the missionary or project they are supporting.
7. Raise awareness about UMC #GivingTuesday through your district office or annual conference.
8. Take a “selfless selfie” holding a sign with a UMC #GivingTuesday graphic that says, “On UMC #GivingTuesday, connect your passion with Gods’s mission. Please join me by supporting __________________[insert project/missionary name] November 28.” Post these selfless selfies on social media and your website.
9. Post a graphic from the resource page and encourage people to upload a selfless selfie using one of the graphics.
10. Ask friends and family to make, in your honor, an early Christmas/Advent gift to your favorite missionary or Advance on November 28. Or make a gift in honor of those on your gift list.
11. Send an email to your community network and ask them to support The Advance on November 28, UMC #GivingTuesday.