October 2021 Mission Moments and More articles

Mission Moments and More provides a moment for mission, offertory prayer and bite sized newsletter copy for each Sunday in the year. Content features general church observances, apportioned fund, Special Sundays, The Advance or giving in general. 

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Oct. 03—19th Sunday after Pentecost/World Communion Sunday (Today)
For more than 40 years, United Methodists around the world have observed World Communion Sunday to celebrate our connectedness as the body of Christ.
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Oct. 10—20th Sunday after Pentecost/Children’s Sabbath (Second Weekend in October—Children’s Defense Fund)
The need to minister to children did not stop when COVID-19 closed church doors last year. Freedom Schools, a ministry partner of the West Ohio Annual Conference and a program of the Children’s Defense Fund.
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Oct. 17—21st Sunday after Pentecost/Laity Sunday

COVID-19 forced United Methodist Volunteers in Mission to postpone in-person mission journeys, Global Ministries and UMVIM jurisdictional offices encouraged team leaders and mission-minded people to participate in “virtual missions.”
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Oct. 24—22nd Sunday after Pentecost/United Nations Day—Rural Life Sunday (Undated; Annual Conference may take special offering)
Most children look forward to Head Start classes because they love playing with their friends. “Tammy,” a four-year-old in northeastern Tennessee, loved Head Start because of the opportunity to take a warm bath.
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Oct. 31—23rd Sunday after Pentecost/Reformation Sunday—Native American Heritage Month (American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month, November)
In response, the Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conference worked with the Church Under the Bridge to distribute 72 filled backpacks to homeless people.
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