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July-December 2018 MMM articles

JULY 1 – WORLD SERVICE FUND (GENERAL BOARD OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND MINISTRY)
Your gifts to the World Service Fund apportionment helps support Leadership Hub in Brazil.
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JULY 8 – EPISCOPAL FUND
Bishop Palmer reminds his congregants to continue the mission of making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation.
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JULY 15 – MINISTERIAL EDUCATION FUND
Retired pastor, In-Sook Hwang, reflects on her call to ministry in the United Methodist Church.
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JULY 22 – DISABILITY AWARENESS SUNDAY (OBSERVED ON A DATE SET BY THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE)
Village UMC believes that sometimes a buddy is all a child needs.
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JULY 29 – UNITED METHODIST CHILDREN’S FUND FOR CHRISTIAN MISSION
A joint program of GBOD and GBGM, the UM Children's Fund helps children respond to God’s presence and love as they learn to care for others.
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AUGUST 05, 2018 – WORLD SERVICE FUND (GENERAL COMMISSION ON UNITED METHODIST MEN)
Since March 2018, the men’s fellowship at Granary UMC in Zimbabwe, has strived toward a common goal: building a parsonage.
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AUGUST 12, 2018 – MINISTERIAL EDUCATION FUND
For more than 165 years, G-ETS has provided theological education for more than 400 students, representing nearly 40 different denominations.
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AUGUST 19, 2018 – CHRISTIAN EDUCATION SUNDAY (ANNUAL CONFERENCE DETERMINES DATE.)
On Christian Education Sunday we celebrate the people who helped with our spiritual formation—Sunday school teachers, etc.
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AUGUST 26, 2018 – VOLUNTEERS IN MISSION AWARENESS SUNDAY (ANNUAL CONFERENCE DETERMINES DATE.)
Volunteers in Mission Awareness Sunday is an opportunity to honor VIMs for sharing time and talents.
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SEPT. 2 – HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH (SEPT. 15–OCT. 15)
La Trinidad United Methodist Church in San Antonio, TX hosts a series of events to help celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.
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SEPT. 9 – WORLD SERVICE FUND (GENERAL COMMISSION ON COMMUNICATION)
United Methodist Communications begins communications-training initiative in the denomination’s central conferences.
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SEPT. 16 – RURAL LIFE SUNDAY (ANNUAL CONFERENCE SETS DATE.)
“I am glad to be able to serve where I do,” says the Rev. Rick Craig of Cando, North Dakota.
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SEPT. 23 – WORLD COMMUNION SUNDAY (TWO WEEKS FROM TODAY)
World Communion Scholar perseveres through childhood ugliness to help create something beautiful.
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SEPT. 30 – WORLD COMMUNION SUNDAY (NEXT SUNDAY)
World Communion Scholar is follows in father's footsteps.
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OCT. 7 – EPISCOPAL FUND
“I am honored to be your bishop and continue to praise God for what God is accomplishing through our shared ministry, says Bishop Tracy Malone.
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OCT. 14 – CHILDREN’S SABBATH (SECOND SUNDAY IN OCTOBER)
The annual weekend observance engages places of worship across the United States in focusing on the urgent problems facing our nation’s children.
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OCT. 21 – LAITY SUNDAY (THIRD SUNDAY IN OCTOBER)
On Laity Sunday, United Methodists celebrate the contributions of lay Christians like Faith, Anna, Brandon, Carol and Elliott.
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OCT. 28 – GOLDEN CROSS SUNDAY (DATE DETERMINED BY ANNUAL CONFERENCE)
The Baby Fold is one of 10 ministries supported by the annual Golden Cross Sunday offering in the Illinois Great Rivers AC.
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NOVEMBER 4 – WORLD SERVICE FUND (FOCUS ON ALL SAINTS’ DAY)
On All Saints’ Day, we honor people who shared their faith and encouraged others every day.
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NOVEMBER 11 – NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH (NOVEMBER)
Native American Heritage Month gives United Methodists an opportunity to reach out to our indigenous brothers and sisters.
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NOVEMBER 18 – UNITED METHODIST STUDENT DAY (NEXT WEEK)
Your gifts on United Methodist Student Day Sunday provides scholarships for deserving students, like Brock Bourek.
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NOVEMBER 25 – UNITED METHODIST STUDENT DAY (TODAY)
Your gifts on United Methodist Student Day Sunday provides scholarships for deserving students, like Katie Pendelberry.
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DECEMBER 2 – ADVENT
What are your favorite traditions to prepare for Christ’s coming?
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DECEMBER 9 – WORLD SERVICE FUND (GENERAL BOARD OF CHURCH AND SOCIETY)
Resurrection demonstrates that the spiritual lives of all people depend upon the hope of being born anew, recalled to life.
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DECEMBER 16 – YOUTH SERVICE FUND
Money raised by youth for youth. What a blessing.
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DECEMBER 23 – CHRISTMAS
Sharing at Christmas—and throughout the year—is a way to honor Jesus, the greatest gift.
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DECEMBER 30 – WORLD SERVICE SPECIAL GIFTS
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