Dear Church Leader:
This Sunday, United Methodist congregations will celebrate UMCOR Sunday, one of six Special Sundays. The offering taken on UMCOR Sunday supports UMCOR’s operating costs. Pastor, thank you for encouraging your congregation to get involved in this important ministry. Because of your leadership, when disaster strikes, UMCOR staff is available to work with those who are in need.
UMCOR Sunday is this Sunday—March 19, 2023.
As you add the final touches to your congregation’s UMCOR Sunday celebration, here are resources you can use in your celebration:
- Customize the reminder copy below and use it on your social media platforms to remind church members about this Sunday's UMCOR celebration
- Use the UMCOR Mission Moments and More vignette to explain how your gifts change lives. Share the scripture reading and offertory prayer with the congregation or use the Offering Talk provided in the pastor and leader kit to introduce the offering
- Encourage the speaker to emphasize ideas from the Sermon Starter
- Print and place the poster in a prominent place where everyone will see it
- Ask your greeters to give a Bulletin Insert and offering envelope to people as they enter the sanctuary or place the resources in the pew racks
- Promote participation in the worship service by using the UMCOR Sunday Liturgy
- Share the total offering received for UMCOR Sunday and thank the congregation for their generosity
- Send the offering to your annual conference treasurer
Your gift to the UMCOR Sunday offering helps defray UMCOR’s operating costs. Your generosity allows UMCOR to use 100% of additional designated funds for specific programs like U.S. disaster response, international disaster response andglobal migration. Your support deepens the connection between the local church and ministries on a global scale.
Thank you for giving generously to the UMCOR Sunday offering.
Blessings to you,
The Connectional Giving Team
REMINDER COPY OR EMAIL
Email Title: UMCOR Sunday 2023—Email #3
Subject: Help UMCOR share goodness and mercy this Sunday!
Scripture: “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.” —Psalm 147:3, ESV
Pretext: UMCOR Sunday is this Sunday—March 19, 2023
This Sunday, we join thousands of United Methodist congregations as we celebrate UMCOR Sunday.
Over and over, the alarms of crisis and devastation demand our attention. Many do not have the connection or the understanding of how to help—but we do. Our participation in this important ministry allows UMCOR staff to jump into action right at the most urgent moments.
Your gift to the UMCOR Sunday offering helps defray UMCOR’s operating costs. Your generosity allows UMCOR to use 100% of additional designated funds for specific programs like U.S. disaster response, international disaster response and global migration. Your support deepens the connection between the local church and ministries on a global scale.
Thank you for your generosity.