Your Gifts Make a World of Difference!
Six times throughout the year, United Methodist congregations celebrate churchwide Special Sundays with offerings. Your support is critical to the survival of these important ministries and for sharing God's gifts around the world. Your support matters! For more information, click here.
Churchwide Special Sundays with offerings enable United Methodists like you to offer refuge in times of disaster, promote peace and justice, provide scholarships and student loans, reach out to the community, teach skills to encourage self-sufficiency and share the love of Jesus Christ with God's people everywhere
Special Offerings are scheduled for particular Sundays during the year (you can see the listings below,) but your church may choose other dates to receive these gifts if you choose. If you have quesions about any of the specific Special Sunday offerings, click the links below for a description of each Special Sunday.
Resources such as offering envelopes can be purchased by CLICKING HERE
Human Relations Day - January 18, 2015
One Great Hour of Sharing - March 15, 2015
Native American Ministries Sunday - April 19, 2015
Peace with Justice Sunday - May 31, 2015 (or date determined by local church)
World Communion Sunday - October 4, 2015
United Methodist Student Day - November 29, 2015
World AIDS Day - December 6, 2015
These seven Special Offerings that are taken in the West Michigan Conference every year:
- Racial Ethnic Local Church(RELC)- February 1, 2015, Lane 5.
Supports the ethnic ministries in West Michigan. Bulletin insert, click here ( Additional information about RELC can be found by clicking here
- Golden Cross Sunday - May 3, 2015, Lane 6.
Up to 50% stays in the congregation to be used in ministry concerned with disabilities, aging and health care concerns. The rest goes to the Conference for the Methodist Children's Home Society, Clark Retirement Community and Bronson Methodist Hospital. Bulletin insert, click here
- UM Volunteer in Mission Awareness Sunday - June 7, 2015
Funds received from this offering will be used for scholarships for West Michigan VIMs or to assist VIM teams with their expenses. All churches are encouraged to use a Volunteer in Mission as a speaker on that Sunday.
- Rural Life Sunday - August 23, 2015, Lane 6.
Strengthens the work of ministries in town and rural areas of concern within the West Michigan Conference. Bulletin insert, click here
- Christian Education Sunday - September 6, 2015, Lane 6.
Undergirds the work to provide training in Christian education within the Conference. Bulletin insert, click here
- Disability Awareness Sunday - October 25, 2015 (no offering)
- Camp Sunday - Date determined by the local church, Lane 6.
Helps equip and upgrade the Conference-owned camp sites--Albright, Crystal Springs, Lake Michigan, Lakeview and Wesley Woods. Bulletin insert, click here.