Media Contacts:
Tom Farley, Director of Development
404-832-7782 / tfarley@umcmission.org 

Marcy Heinz, Senior Communications Manager
404-460-7565 / mheinz@umcmission.org

Global Ministries, the worldwide mission and development agency of The United Methodist Church, invites members to give love, joy, hope and peace through their year-end giving campaign. Between November 1 and December 31, the agency will share stories of the transformational work and the ways financial gifts through The Advance impact lives.

Since 1948, support of The Advance—the designated mission giving channel of the church—has raised funds that positively affect change within communities and empower individuals across the globe. Thanks to faithful giving, The Advance has funneled more than $1 billion to thousands to equip ministries worldwide.

During this campaign, individuals will have the opportunity to make gifts and become champions for their favorite mission projects through peer-to-peer fundraising and the power of social media.

Global Ministries connects the church in mission through evangelism and church growth, missionaries, global health, and disaster response and recovery. Every contribution makes a difference in this important work.

Beginning November 1, mission funding gifts to The Advance through the year-end campaign can be made at UMCMission.org/GiveLove. However, year-round giving is always possible. Resources to aid in sharing one’s passion for mission through the peer-to-peer campaign are offered in a complimentary online kit.

For additional information, contact Elaine Schwartz at eschwartz@umcmission.org or Tom Farley at tfarley@umcmission.org.

About Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church
Global Ministries is the worldwide mission and development agency of The United Methodist Church. Founded in New York City in 1819, Global Ministries today supports more than 400 missionaries in over 70 countries, including the United States. It has personnel, projects and partners in 136 countries. Learn more about Global Ministries by visiting umcmission.org or by following facebook.com/GlobalMinistries and Twitter.com/UMCmission.