On Dec. 2, you can extend the spirit of Thanksgiving during the Advent season by participating in UMC #GivingTuesday. Every gift made online through The Advance at www.umcmission.org/give on Dec. 2 will be matched up to $1 million by the United Methodist Global Ministries.
The Global Ministries board will allocate the matching funds dollar for dollar up to the first $1 million in gifts to Advance projects received online Dec. 2 between 12 a.m. and 11:59 p.m. EST. A maximum of $2,500 per individual gift to a project will be dispersed as matching funds. A project may receive a total maximum of $25,000 in matching funds.
Last year on UMC #GivingTuesday, United Methodists collectively raised a record $6.5 million online through The Advance. Nearly 11,000 individuals and churches in 34 countries gave more than 16,300 gifts to mission and ministries they believe in. As a sign of commitment and extravagant generosity it maximizes the impact of thousands of United Methodists coming together on one day to transform the world.
UMC #GivingTuesday is part of an international movement to extend the spirit of giving thanks this Advent season. After shopping on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, this day offers an opportunity to start the holiday season by giving to support ministries and organizations that are transforming the world one life at a time.
Visit www.umcmission.org/give to search for Advance projects, and please give. Together we are making a difference in the Kingdom of God.