In Arizona border towns, communities facing social challenges are dramatically divided. In Liberian villages, citizens’ human rights are being violated. In local U.S. communities, women and girls are being bought and sold against their will. Moved by Christ’s love to pursue reconciliation and peace, honoring the dignity of every individual made in God’s image, The United Methodist Church is unwilling to turn a blind eye to injustice.
Did you know that more than 20,000 Native Americans are part of The United Methodist Church? Our offering directly supports Native American congregations, equipping them to minister authentically with their communities, while honoring creative expressions of culture and heritage.
Special Offering – February 17th – This special offering helps promote awareness issues and supports Western PA Conference ministries that provide opportunities for fuller inclusion of people with disabilities.
Human Relations Day calls United Methodists to recognize the right of all God’s children in realizing their potential as human beings in relationship with one another. The special offering benefits neighborhood ministries through Community Developers, community advocacy through United Methodist Voluntary Services, and work with at-risk teens through the Youth Offender Rehabilitation Program.
VIM recognizes the important work of putting Christian love into action across the globe. The special offering on October 21st is designated for work within WPAUMC. To give, include your additional gift with your regular offering, marking VIM; or you may use EasyTithe via the web or the app, again indicating VIM on your gift.
In order to offset costs of our camps and retreat centers, WPAUMC churches are asked to take a special Camping Sunday offering. The Bishop’s Camping and Retreat Initiative has also launched, with the campaign coming to local churches beginning in January 2019.
On this worldwide day of unity, the offering benefits World Communion Scholarships, the Ethnic Scholarship Program, and the Ethnic In-Service Training Program.
Your giving makes possible the proclamation of Christ’s peace. Will you continue to support Peace with Justice Sunday? Will you empower local Christians—in Pennsylvania and Arizona and Liberia—to build the kingdom of peace that Jesus ushered in? Special envelopes will be in the bulletins on May 27th, or mark your gift accordingly; you may also select Peace with Justice on Easy Tithe.
One tribe in North America has told this story for centuries: when people “pale as birch” crossed the great water in large canoes, they brought with them “The Black Book.” However, the bringers of the physical Book could not have known what it would mean and look like to be Native and a follower of Jesus.
Special Offering – February 18th
This special offering helps promote awareness issues and supports Western PA Conference ministries that provide opportunities for fuller inclusion of people with disabilities.
Putting our offerings of cash or checks in the plate during worship service is a long standing tradition that is still welcomed. However, we recognize that this method does not work well for everyone. Sewickley UMC is now set up to use EasyTithe. This service allows our members, friends, and visitors to give to the church and other ministries using a computer or smart phone.
Right now, there are UMC young people—who might not have had the resources to attend a school of their choice, or, for some, any school at all—who’ve been sent by you into the world God loves because of your giving to United Methodist Student Day.
Through the UMC's global YSF, UM teens raise money for other teens doing ministry in their churches and communities impacting poverty, illiteracy, absenteeism and social justice.
The Rural Life offering supports ongoing small membership church ministries within our Western Pennsylvania Annual Conference.
Please support Peace with Justice Sunday. Empower local Christians around the world to build the kingdom of peace that Jesus ushered in. Special envelopes will be included in the bulletin on June 11th, or mark your gift “Peace with Justice”.