On Jan. 20, 2019, United Methodists will celebrate Human Relations Day, when we call on churches to help every one of God’s children realize their potential in relationship with others. Three recipient programs need our help to continue nurturing at-risk youth, strengthening communities’ development and self-improvement efforts, and advocating for the oppressed.
Your gifts will support the Community Developers, United Methodist Voluntary Services and Youth Offender Rehabilitation programs. The Rev. Lillian “Luky” Cotto leads Anawim, a Community Developer project of Casa del Pueblo, the Latino/Hispanic ministry at Lehman UMC in Hatboro. Anawim provides teaches music and dance (liturgical and folkloric) to children and youth of Latino immigrant families, and thereby helping those children succeed in school and in life. Casa del Pueblo also provides worship, Bible study, community interaction, immigration legal assistance, family counseling and other services to its growing community.
Human Relations Day resources are available to help your church celebrate this Special Sunday and promote the offering to support ministries. Order or simply download and use free graphics for use in your social media, the 2018 poster and worship bulletin insert, plus numerous worship resources. Other resources–videos, a podcast and youth activities–help you explore why we give on this special Sunday.
Check out the “Did You Know” video featured in the leader and pastor’s kit. Visit the leader and pastor’s kit to download your resources and help celebrate Human Relations Day. If you want to order Human Relations Day offering envelopes, visit the website to order or call 800‑991‑6011. Learn more at UMCgiving.org/HRD.