Learn about United Methodist work in the Eurasia, Germany, Central and Southern Europe, and Nordic and Baltic Episcopal areas within the context of the Four Areas of Focus:
• Combating the diseases of poverty by improving health globally; • Engaging in ministry with the poor; • Creating new places for new people and revitalizing existing congregations; and • Developing principled Christian leaders for the church and the world.
Hear the stories of United Methodist bishops whose ministries encompass northern Russia, the Czech and Slovak republics, Denmark, Finland, Norway and many other regions.
Recognize how the expansive nature of their work challenges and enhances outreach.
Connect with another level of God's work and mission as they observe the nature, complexities and simplicities of ministry. Learn about the work of the Episcopal Fund - http://UMCGiving.org/EpiscopalFund/
Seven apportioned funds of the church provide our way share a global ministry in support of the mission of the United Methodist Church. Each annual conference is assessed a "portion" of each of these funds, and the annual conference in turn can choose how it will raise a fair share from each local church to support the church's global witness.
"Special Sundays are an opportunity for me to walk the talk. My world is so small, and by participating in these offerings, I help people who are beyond my limited reach." Special Sundays help congregations work with communities, rebuild shattered lives, strengthen self-sufficiency, encourage partnerships, nurture Native American ministries, model peace and justice, provide scholarships and loans for United Methodist students, and much more.