Celebrating 70 years of The Advance: God's love at work in social justice
The Mission for Migrant Workers (Advance #14241A) is one of many Advance projects devoted to justice for those who find themselves oppressed by power structures in which they have no voice. MFMW is a beacon of hope in the often isolating and abusive life of migrant domestic workers throughout the world, offering a safe haven for women and children seeking refuge and mediation.
MFMW has a presence in Hong Kong. Some 300,000 migrant workers, mostly from the Philippines and Indonesia, work in conditions that are often degrading or even life threatening. MFMW serves as a lifeline, assuring workers they are not alone in their struggle. Along with serving migrant workers, MFMW reaches out to employers, many of whom are Christian, helping them to see their responsibilities and duties. Read more about the Mission for Migrant Workers' work in Hong Kong here.
Social justice is just one of many areas in which The Advance brings God's love to every corner of the world. More than 300 United Methodist missionaries and over 600 United Methodist-related projects make an impact in these areas: disaster response and recovery, economic empowerment, education, evangelism and church growth, food and agriculture, health, migration, mission personnel, water and sanitation, and women and children.
2018 marks 70 years that The Advance has provided a conduit for United Methodists and their predecessors to bring their generosity to bear on the world in the name of Christ. Join us in celebrating!
General Board of Global Ministries
Resources for Vital Congregations
GBHEM Leadership Resources
A Disciple’s Path; A Guide for United Methodist
RESOURCES TO CONNECT WITH THE COMMUNITY:
The Appalachian District Church Vitality Team has been prayerfully seeking ways to help support you and the ministries of your local congregation during this COVID-19 pandemic. Together they have diligently researched and connected with others throughout the conference and our denomination to identify resources and offer them to you. We hope they will be helpful to you and bless you greatly in leading your churches and communities through this unprecedented time. We are very grateful to the District Vitality Team and other contributors for their great work on this resource.
This faithful team has created three documents, two of which you are receiving today. They include:
- Family Home Worship – designed to help families establish a regular worship space within their homes as well as a time where they can worship together.
- Tech Strategies – to help guide you in selecting effective tools and resources within your budget to best communicate in the digital world.
We believe these resources will be of great benefit to you. Also know that the District Vitality Team is available to answer any questions you might have in regards to the documents attached. If you have questions, you may email Rev. Howard Fleming at firstname.lastname@example.org.