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‘Lord, Teach Us to Pray’ series: Using set-aside space helps focus on prayer

Hear more about sacred spaces and how our senses can be an aid to prayer, drawing us near to God. Read More

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November - December 2013

2013-2016 Projects Supported through The Advance

Through The Advance, United Methodists can make gifts to support the work of more than 850 projects and 300 missionaries at sites around the globe. ' } Read More

‘Lord, Teach Us to Pray’ series: Using set-aside space helps focus on prayer

Hear more about sacred spaces and how our senses can be an aid to prayer, drawing us near to God. Read More

What was the Star of Bethlehem?

"...And look, the star they had seen in the east went ahead of them until it stood over the place where (Jesus) was. When they saw the star, they were... Read More

The Advance Project Profile: CHAD – Cambodia

Through the CHAD leadership program on holistic mission, we are training and equipping 985 church leaders in church-based/led relief and development work. Read More

Rethink Church urges choosing the alternative this Advent

Rethink Church has a message for shoppers this holiday season: rethink gift giving. Read More

The Advance Project Profile: Street Children Ministry - Cambodia

More than minimizing the negative effects of poverty, keeping children well fed and off the streets in Cambodia protects them from abuse and gives them opportunities for hope. Read More

Channeling care and compassion

Giving through The Advance assures your gift will go where you send it. Read More

Help That’s Wanted; UMCOR Advance

In 2012, selfless giving to UMCOR Advance projects provided $48.6 million for disaster response and other programs that fight poverty and promote health. Read More

Creative ways to support The Advance

Ask your church to launch or renew a covenant relationship with a General Board of Global Ministries' missionary. Read More

Mission initiatives build new communities of faith in new places

Faithful giving through The Advance is helping to create new communities of faith for new people throughout world, providing pastoral and lay education and worship space. Read More

Support allows missionaries to serve where sent

Local church support, through apportionment payments supporting the World Service Fund, accounts for only 38 percent of the money needed to keep a missionary in service to God and the world. Read More

The Advance Project Profile: UMCOR Global Health Initiative

The United Methodist Committee on Relief's Global Health Initiative (Advance #3021770) is working to change the factors that contribute to those preventable deaths. Read More

A Generous History

In the wake of World War II, the people called Methodist were moved with compassion. Read More

Looking for inspiration? Stage a Mission Celebration!

Through mission celebration events, churches have the opportunity to inspire, challenge and train their members for mission as well as connect them with mission projects locally, nationally and internationally. Read More

Giving more than money

Sometimes becoming involved personally means more than just writing a check. Read More

Supporting Advance projects teaches kids about giving

Children and youth can choose a project in a country or part of the world in which they have an interest. Read More

Commentary: Deepening Spirituality with Generous Giving

Sharing our gifts as a spiritual discipline helps us to grow stronger as the body of Christ. Read More

Fast Facts about The Advance

One hundred percent of each gift reaches the project, missionary or ministry you choose. Read More

The Advance, Explained

Collective giving happens through The Advance Read More

UMC #GivingTuesday will double gifts to The Advance

UMC #GivingTuesday is a nationwide day of giving that kicks off the holiday season by encouraging individuals, families and businesses to give money, time or other resources to any charity... Read More