Special Sunday Offerings
Below is the list of special sunday offerings. If you would like to know more about a specific offering, please click on the name of the offering. For those that do not have a web page, we have added a brief description about the offering.
Your gift helps to overcome injustice and empowers those struggling to survive. It assists in the Community Developers Program, United Methodist Voluntary Services Program and Youth Offender Rehabilitation Program.
Church Growth Shares Month (February)
Every dollar you invest through a SHARE purchase goes directly to planting new churches in Central Texas.
YOU WERE THERE . . .with the West Explosion, Granbury and Oklahoma Tornados, Phillipine's Typhoon . . . because the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) was there. You gave a gift and 100% went to the disaster you designated. None of your designated funds went to administrative costs! How does that happen? It happens because all the administrative costs for UMCOR come from a special offering taken by United Methodist Churches, “One Great Hour of Sharing.” In the Central Texas Conference in 2014, 92 churches gave $24,354. This year’s Sunday designated for “One Great Hour of Sharing” is March 29, but each church can choose the Sunday most appropriate for their individual schedule. Or offerings can be received through creative endeavors outside the Sunday offering! However you offer this important opportunity to give, remind your faithful disciples of the disaster work, the refugee work, the hunger and rehabilitative work the UMCOR does! Every Central Texas Conference church can make a contribution to the transformation of the world through the life-giving ministry of UMCOR! Resources to assist in receiving this offering and stories can be found at HERE. For additional information, contact Rev. Dawne Phillips at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Native American Ministries Sunday (April 19)
Your gift empowers Local Spiritual Development and Educates Native American Seminary Students to serve God faithfully.
Local congregations in the Central Texas Conference collect money designated to assist the medically indigent treated in Harris Methodist hospitals, address the preventative medicine needs of UM congregations through support of Faith Community Nursing, and provide scholarships for area UM nurses who wish to receive training in FCN.
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Wesleyan Homes is a not-for-profit ministry providing affordable Retirement Living, Assisted Living, Nursing Care, Memory Care, Hospice and Rehabilitation Therapies to senior adults as a ministry related to the Central Texas Conference of The United Methodist Church.
The Weslyn Difference is how we describe the levels of service and the culture of caring which continues to be the mission of Weslyn Homes. Read more HERE.
Peace with Justice Sunday (May 31)
Spread the Gospel of Peace and Encourage Cooperation. Your gift supports Peace with Justice ministries within the Central Texas Conference and throughout the U.S. and Globally.
This institute is building bridges on the border – where Faith and Knowledge interact. They provide quality bilingual cross-cultural academic education, provide a center where local church leaders, clergy and lay, may receive training and experience in effecting Christian witness and ministry with person of other races and ethnic backgrounds, and develop leadership skills in persons interested in cross-cultural and international positions of Christian ministry.
Christian Education Sunday
Attention is focused on Christian education in the conference, and an offering may be collected to support that work.
Your generous gifts provide scholarships for graduate national & international students; Undergraduate scholarships for Ethnic Scholarships for national and international students within the U.S. and Ethnic In-Service training (non-degree).
Designated annually by the Central Texas Conference. The offering is split 90/10 with recipients rotating between local and global ministries. Watch for information in early June for each year's specific offering.
Giving God’s children a faith, a family and a future! They help young adults with disabilities achieve life and work skills to live independently, and offer a range of adoption options for families wanting to adopt and to expectant mothers.
Your gift empowers students to alleviate suffering and declare truth to the powerful of this world through scholarships and the U.M. Student Loan Fund.
Your gift enables us to provide the highest quality of care and facilities for children and youth. Today, MCH serves more than 1,400 children and youth daily through residential programs on the Waco campus and Boys Ranch, and through foster care, transition services and a variety of services in communities throughout Texas and New Mexico.