Rio Texas Conference
Harvest Sunday 2017
Sunday – November 5th, 2017
Or any Sunday that is convenient for the local church
Through this special offering approved by the Annual Conference, Rio Texas Conference congregations will support their district’s designated hunger ministry as well as hunger-fighting projects on both sides of the Texas-Mexico border within the bounds of the annual conference.
The 2017 Harvest Sunday offering will be divided as follows:
- 1/3 of the total collected in each district will be returned to that district for hunger ministries there
- 2/3 of the total remaining offering will be designated for hunger-fighting projects on both sides of the Texas-Mexico border within the bounds of the annual conference. The funds will be administered by the Methodist Border Friendship Commission. http://www.umcmission.org/Give-to-Mission/Search-for-Projects/Projects/10759O
Participation in this offering embraces the UMC’s goals of “engaging in ministry with the poor” and “combating the diseases of poverty by improving health globally.” Specifically, the 2017 offering will help alleviate the humanitarian crisis going on right now on the southern border of our annual conference.