Email Title: 2022 UMSD Email #1
Email Subject: Are you ready to celebrate United Methodist Student Day on November 22, 2022?
"The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully." — 2 Corinthians 9:6, ESV
Pretext: Make plans to celebrate United Methodist Students on November 22, 2022
Dear Church Leader,
United Methodist Student Day (UMSD) is November 22, 2022—Five weeks away! (But you may celebrate Student Day on a date that is convenient for your congregation).Gifts to UMSD offering support undergraduate and graduate college students. Help our students unite their faith with their spiritual foundation.
When an academic mentor informed Emma Storer about the Gift of Hope Scholarship, supported by the annual United Methodist Student Day offering, she applied for the scholarship. "It was so meaningful," said Storer, "to know that someone out there, a brother or sister in Christ, supported me, regardless of never meeting me face to face. That is a godly act to me, for which I am incredibly fortunate.”
Planning a United Methodist Student Day celebration is one way to include church members in the mission of the church. We created resources that will help you inspire your congregation to support scholarships for United Methodist Students. Claim your celebration resources today!
- Secure the 2022 United Methodist Student Day Pastor and Leader’s Kit and social media graphics, videos, offering talk, bulletin inserts, and other resources.
- Use the 2022 Special Sundays planning calendar located in your Pastor and Leader’s Kit to implement your promotion schedule (see pages 21-24).You may adjust the planning calendar schedule to fit your congregation's needs.
- Pastor's and Leader's Kit resources are available in French, Spanish, and Korean: sermon starter, bulletin insert, offering talk, liturgy, poster, and social graphics.
- Select the person(s) to lead the celebration:
- Include church council or equivalent, worship, education leaders, and other appropriate church leaders in your planning team.
- Announce the celebration date to your congregation promptly. Customize or use the information below to inform your congregation about the United Methodist Student Day celebration. Publish this content on your social media channels, websites, and newsletters to your members.
United Methodist Student Day Announcement
"It's that time of the year when we celebrate and honor our students. Join us as we celebrate United Methodist Day on November 22, 2022. Your gifts to United Methodist Student Day support scholarships for students who are poised to become the next generation of leaders in the church and the world. Last year our gifts combined with gifts from other local churches to United Methodist Student Day totaled $272,159. Let us share our gratitude to God and greatly support our students' education.
Our students are grateful for your support.
United Methodist Student Day calls congregations to support students as they prepare for a life of Christian service. When you give generously on United Methodist Student Day, you support future missionaries, engineers, teachers, pastors, film producers, and many other careers.
Thank you for leading your congregation to give to United Methodist Student Day.
The Connectional Giving Team