The United Methodist Church designates a number of Sundays throughout the year as opportunities for recognizing and supporting particular ministries. These are referred to as Special Sundays and most include an offering used to fund the work of these programs.
United Methodist Student Day:
November 30, 2014
Across the country, the people of the United Methodist Church are serving the people God loves in Jesus’ name. We’re doing it at home, but so often we’d like to do more.
- We want to serve those in other places who are suffering.
- We want to offer spiritual words of hope and life.
- And we want to be well-equipped to do both!
But the reality for most of us is that our responsibilities – home, family, work – don’t allow us to engage with every need we’d like to meet.
Right now there are UMC young people – who might not have had the resources to attend a school of their choice or for some, any school at all – who’ve been sent by you into the world God loves because of your giving to United Methodist Student Day. When you give generously you are supporting these students as they prepare for a life that unites faith with knowledge.
What no one person or congregation can do alone, we’re doing together.
Human Relations Day:
January 18, 2015
Turn on the news or drive around the outskirts of your town and you will find what Jesus called “the least of these.” Those living in the margins of society, struggling to survive. People like:
- An immigrant teenager in Texas’ poorest county being recruited by a local gang
- A father struggling for sobriety in Little Rock, Arkansas
- An Oklahoma woman recently released from incarceration looking for work
Over and over Jesus served people like these, embracing them and that’s what we want to model as the People of the United Methodist Church. To continue the ministry of Jesus, we established Human Relations Day as a Special Sunday that calls all of our churches to participate in helping all God’s children to realize their potential.