A MESSAGE FROM MISSIONS
Missions would like to thank everyone that contributed to the school supplies. Thank you to VBS for the head start on the project. Because of your generosity many students in Milltown and neighboring communities will have the needed items for the school year.
The communion offering for October is for World Communion. World Communion Sunday is a celebration observed by several Christian denominations, taking place on the first Sunday of every October that promotes Christian unity and ecumenical cooperation. The tradition originated in the Shadyside Presbyterian Church in 1933, was adopted throughout the US Presbyterian Church in 1936, and subsequently spread to other denominations. In 1940, the Federal Council of Churches (now the National Council of Churches), endorsed World Communion Sunday and began to promote it to Christian churches worldwide.
The observance focuses the attention of United Methodists on the universal nature of the church. Gifts to World Communion Sunday fund go toward racial-ethnic World Communion Scholarships, with at least one-half of the annual amount reserved for ministries beyond the United States. Donations also provide for undergraduate U.S. Ethnic Scholarship and Ethnic In-Service Training programs.
Your contribution makes a difference in the lives of people around the world who inspire new indigenous perspectives on ministry and mission. Thank you in advance for your support of this global endeavor
A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.