Special Offerings


We give because God first gave to us. One way we express our gratitude is through six special denominational Sunday offerings each year. They are received for various ministries and recommended for certain times of the year, although they can be received at any time.

Here’s a look at each of the Special Sundays and how the funds collected for them are used:

  • Human Relations Day Sunday is usually received on the Sunday before Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. It helps support outreach to people living on the margins of society in communities in the United States and Puerto Rico.
  • One Great Hour of Sharing Sunday is usually received during Lent. It enables the United Methodist Committee of Relief (UMCOR) to reach out and ease pain and suffering by providing humanitarian aid after disasters. This offering covers administrative expenses so that 100 percent of donations given to particular UMCOR projects and appeals can go directly to them.


2016 Special Sunday dates


Other special offerings

In addition to the special offerings listed above, Bishops’ Appeals are occasionally made by the United Methodist Council of Bishops, typically in response to a national or international disaster.

The Love Offering is also collected each year within Minnesota United Methodist churches and delivered to annual conference session. It benefits international, national, and Minnesota missions. The conference Mission Promotion Team determines the annual recipients.

For more information on the six Special Sundays, visit umcgiving.org.


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