2020 Missional Opportunities
We will be accepting electronic donations during our Annual Conference Sessions.
You may donate in a variety of ways:
- Text the word “missional” to give to Children Matter Most, “stuffbus” to give to the Stuff the Bus offering, or “clergycare” to give to the Cabinet Emergency Fund and the amount of your donation to 855-389-1555.
- Give online through Securegive at https://app.securegive.com/INUMC/-missional-offering. (Once you log into this site, you can select between the three options below.)
Stuff the Bus
The offering will be accepted now through August 22. This year we had hoped to “stuff the bus” with school supplies for the students and teachers of Marion CommUNITY Schools. This school, like some others in our state, has a large number of students who have difficulty obtaining the school supplies they need due to their family’s financial position. However, due to COVID-19, our plans have changed. To avoid physically handling school supplies for the Stuff the Bus project, we will accept online donations that will be distributed to the schools to purchase the needed supplies. We are kicking off the donation period now and will close it on August 22.
While supporting the Marion CommUNITY Schools was originally planned because of its proximity to Indiana Wesleyan University, we also recognize there are needs statewide. In response, thirty percent of the donations will go to Marion CommUNITY Schools with the remaining seventy percent divided equally among the 10 districts of the Indiana Conference. Each district ops team will determine which school or schools will receive a donation for the purchase of school supplies.
Children Matter Most
The offering is being accepted now through October 10 with donations going to Children’s Outreach Ministry, Indiana Conference Children’s Homes and camp scholarships.
“Allow the children to come to me,’ Jesus said. ‘Don’t forbid them, because the kingdom of heaven belongs to people like these children.’ Then he blessed the children and went away from there.” Matthew 19:13-14
The number of children in Indiana that are food insecure, in poverty and in foster care is startling. We believe it is our job, our responsibility, and our calling to offer hope and to bless all children. That’s why Bishop Trimble launched the Children Matter Most initiative in 2020.
Cabinet Emergency Fund
This fund assists clergy and their families when in need. Donations are being accepted now.