October 21 is United Methodist Men Give Day

 

Partner with other generous, involved men on October 21, United Methodist Men Give Day.
 
Join our mission to:
  • Provide churches with a wealth of information and resources to help them reach unchurched men, and to provide spiritual-growth opportunities for church members.
  • Provide materials and information that will enable men to participate in accountability groups similar to class meetings established by John Wesley.
  • Address root causes of domestic violence by providing Amending through Faith resources to men of all ages.
  • Challenge churches and provide them resources to minister to young people by establishing Cub Scout packs, Boy and Girl Scout troops, and Camp Fire groups.
  •  Encourage men to serve as big brothers to boys whose fathers are incarcerated through the Amachi program of Big Brothers Big Sisters.
  • Recruit and train people to serve as prayer partners to respond to prayers posted on the Upper Room Prayer Wall.
  • Encourage churches to establish Programs of Religious Activities with Youth (PRAY) classes for Scouts and other young people.
  • Feed hungry people through potato drops, gleaning, and fund-raising projects coordinated by the Society of St. Andrew.
  • Provide opportunities with Mobility Worldwide to build hand-crank carts for people in Third World countries who have lost the ability to walk.
  • Recruit, train and certify men to serve as men’s ministry or Scouting ministry specialists. These volunteer leaders help neighboring churches discover effective ways to reach men and youth in their communities.
  • Distribute copies of Strength for Service books to first responders and military troops.
  • Participate in Rise Against Hunger food packaging events.
 
Three easy and safe ways to contribute:
 
Text: UMMen to 44321
 
Click: https://secure.givelively.org/donate/general-commission-on-united-methodist-men/ummen-give-day-2019
 
Send: a check to P.O. Box 440515., Nashville, TN 37244-0515
   
Interesting facts about the date
October 21 is the day after Laity Sunday, which is celebrated every third Sunday in October. The day was established in 1928 as “Laymen’s Day” by the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. In 1930, the Evangelical Church had begun celebrating the work of laity at the culmination of each annual men’s retreat. These early celebrations focused only on the ministry of men. Today, Laity Day is inclusive of both genders.
 

Resources for Vital Congregations

 

CHURCH LEADERSHIP

Lewis Center for Church Leadership

Lewis Center for Church Leadership: Books

Lewis Center for Church Leadership: Serve Your Neighbor

GBHEM Leadership Resources

eLEAD

Living Faithfully: Human Sexuality and the United Methodist Church

Englewood Book Review

Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations

Ted Talks: The Golden Circle

Ted Talks: The Power of Vulnerability

Ted Talks: The Price of Invulnerability

Design Thinking

Meditations on the Ministry of All Christians

DISCIPLE FORMATION:

Be A Disciple

A Disciple’s Path; A Guide for United Methodist

Lewis Center for Church Leadership: Adult Christian Studies from the Wesley Ministry Network

Traveling Together: A Guide for Disciple Forming Congregations

WESLEYAN STUDIES:

Living As United Methodist Christians

Methodist Doctrine: The Essentials

Reclaiming our Wesleyan Tradition: John Wesley’s Sermons for Today

John Wesley Sermons: Anthology

REACHING PEOPLE:

Get Their Name

Evangelism & Theology in the Wesleyan Spirit

Canoeing the Mountains

Fresh Expressions

Fresh Expressions: Dinner Church

Lewis Center for Church Leadership: Reach New Disciples

Lewis Center for Church Leadership: 50 Ways to Reach People

Community: The Structure of Belonging

RESOURCES TO CONNECT WITH THE COMMUNITY:

Institute for Emerging Issues

Congregations 4 Children

GRANTS:

The Royce and Jane Reynolds Ministry Fund Grants

The Duke Endowment

 

 

 

 

 

 

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