2018 Giving Tuesday Report for Mission and Relief
By Elliott Wright*
Atlanta, Georgia, November 28, 2018— More than 2,450 gifts totaling $624,868.81 from 11 countries were received for missionary support, mission projects and disaster relief in the 2018 UMC Giving Tuesday campaign on November 27.
The annual event benefits mission work supported in large part through the Advance, the designated mission giving channel of The United Methodist Church.
“The faithful giving of United Methodists to mission outreach is constantly inspiring” said the Rev. Russell Pierce, director of Global Ministries’ Mission Engagement Unit, which includes the Advance. “Giving Tuesday each year affirms United Methodist commitment to designated mission support.”
Note of Appreciation
“Global Ministries and UMCOR deeply appreciate the generosity of the people of The United Methodist Church and our friends on Giving Tuesday. Giving Tuesday continues to be a significant event both for mission education and mission support. Let me also thank United Methodist Communications (UMCOM) for its partnership in promotion of the campaign.”
Thomas Kemper, General Secretary
*Elliott Wright is information consultant for Global Ministries.