Special Days 2019-2020

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2019 NOVEMBER – DECEMBER

Organ and Tissue Donor Awareness Sunday November 10, 2019 – Informs and educates about the importance of donating organs and tissue.

United Methodist Student Day [OFFERING] ‑ November 24, 2019 – Supports scholarships and loans for students administered through the General Church Office of Loans and Scholarships. Follow this link for additional resources from UMC Giving.

World AIDS Day – December 1, 2019 –  as recommended by Global Ministries Team.

2020 Special Sunday Posters are available from UMC Gives. Learn more and download here. 

Additional resources including worship materials, sermon starters and Social Media images are available for download here.

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2020 JANUARY - FEBRUARY – MARCH

Human Relations Day [OFFERING] - January 19, 2020 - Supports programs for community developers, voluntary services, and police/community relations.

Sanctity of Human Life Sunday [OFFERING] January 26, 2020 – Supports Burlington Family Services for adoption support services.

BMCR Sunday [OFFERING] February 2, 2020 – Supports the vital ministry of Black Methodist for Church Renewal. 50% of the offering goes to the National unit and 50% remains in WV.

UMVIM Awareness Day – On or about February 9, 2020 – Informs and educates about Conference Volunteers inMission.

Disability Awareness Sunday [OFFERING] – March 8, 2020 - Supports the work of Disabilities Ministries in the Annual Conference.

UMCOR Sunday (formerly One Great Hour of Sharing) [OFFERING] – March 22, 2020 – Supports the work of United Methodist Committee on Relief.

APRIL - MAY – JUNE

Golden Cross Sunday [OFFERING] – April 19, 2020, all fifth Sundays, and any Sunday in Advent – Supports the health and welfare agencies in the Annual Conference

Native American Awareness Sunday [OFFERING] – April 26, 2020 - Supports ministries with Native Americans and provides scholarships for Native Americans attending seminary.

Heritage Sunday - May 24, 2020 – Celebrates the history of our denomination and brings attention to WV Conference historical sites.

United Methodist Foundation Sunday – May 17, 2020 – Informs and educates about the work of the Conference Foundation and opportunities for giving.

Peace with Justice Sunday [OFFERING] – June 7, 2020 – Supports peace with justice ministries through the General Board of Church and Society and the Annual Conference.

JULY - AUGUST – SEPTEMBER

Hunger and Poverty in WV Sunday [OFFERING] – July 5, 2020 – Provide awareness and supports the Hunger Grant program administered through the Global Ministries Team.

Campus Ministry Sunday [OFFERING] - August 9, 2020 – Supports the work of the WV Conference Student Movement and campus ministry units.

Rural Life Sunday – September 6, 2020 – Informs and educates about the importance of ministry in rural life.

Christian Education Sunday [OFFERING] - September 13, 2020 - Provides resources for Christian Education Ministries.

OCTOBER - NOVEMBER – DECEMBER

World Communion Sunday [OFFERING] - October 4, 2020 – Supports scholarships for ethnic students through the General Church Office of Loans and Scholarships.

Children’s Sabbath Sunday - October 13, 2019 – Celebrates children and encourages everyone to be in prayer for children living in poverty throughout the world.

Undie Sunday - October 18, 2020 – Collects new underwear for distribution to clothing closets of our conference mission projects.

Laity Sunday - October 18, 2020 – Celebrates and emphasizes the ministry of all baptized persons and lay ministries.

Ministry Exploration Sunday - October 25, 2020 – Encourages people to consider full time Christian ministry.

Day of Remembrance [OFFERING] - November 1, 2020 – This year the Board of Pensions honors those who have given their lives in service to God’s people by designating this offering to support the work of the New Vision Depot in its mission of disaster response recovery.

Organ and Tissue Donor Awareness Sunday – November 8, 2020 – Informs and educates about the importance of donating organs and tissue.

United Methodist Student Day [OFFERING] - November 29, 2020 – Supports scholarships and loans for students administered through the General Church Office of Loans and Scholarships.  Follow this link for additional resources from UMC Giving. 

World AIDS Day – December 1, 2020 – as recommended by Global Ministries Team.