Giving Tuesday: Nov. 29

November 03, 2016

As passionate disciples of Jesus, every day we give light and love to a world in need through our prayers, presence, gifts, and service. On Nov. 29, “Giving Tuesday,” we have an opportunity to come together with thousands of other United Methodists to support the work of our Advance projects and missionaries. (An Advance project is a United Methodist-approved ministry of compassion.) One-hundred percent of gifts given through the Advance go to the intended mission or ministry.

Created five years ago, Giving Tuesday is an annual one-day campaign to kick off charitable giving on the first Tuesday after Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Listed below are nine of them that receive regular support from churches in our conference. You can also give to Imagine No Malaria and the North Central Jurisdiction Volunteers in Mission.

On Tuesday, November 29, go to to make your donation (or simply click on any one of the Advances listed, and follow the prompts on the page to which you’re directed). Thanks for your faithfulness in supporting God’s work of healing a broken world!

Advances to consider:


The Center for Victims of Torture: Provides services to torture survivors and advocates for public policy initiatives that aim to put an end to torture.

Compatible Technology International: Provides guidance and technical assistance to rural poor people in the world through the application of simple, human-powered technologies.

Feed My Starving Children: Packs and ships meals to hungry children and families in 70 countries throughout the world.

Appalachia Service Project: Inspires hope and service through volunteer home repair in Central Appalachia.

Henderson Settlement: Shares God’s love in Appalachia while providing food, clothing, housing, education, and jobs.

Mountain T.O.P.: Meets physical, social, emotional, and spiritual needs through service and love in Appalachia.

Red Bird Mission: Provides spiritual, educational, health, and outreach ministries for people in remote Appalachia.


Mobility Worldwide (previously called Energy Transportation): Builds and ships personal energy transports (three-wheeled, hand-cranked wheelchairs with hauling capacity) to persons with disabilities in 80 countries.

Rev. Lyndy Zabel is director of missional impact for the Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church.

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