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If you’re looking for support materials to help educate your congregation about Human Relations Day, you’re in the right spot! Listed below are resources available online as well as a link to our online store where you can order additional FREE printed resources. If you would rather call and order resources, call toll free 1-888-346-3862. 

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2014 Human Relations Day Bulletin Insert - PDF format

2014 Human Relations Day Small 8 1/2 x 11 Poster - PDF format 

2014 Special Sunday Combo - Mini Poster w/Dates (8 1/2 x 11) - PDF format 


Sermon Starter #1 (PDF verison) (Word version)

Sermon Starter #2 (PDF verison) (Word version)

Sermon Starter #3 (PDF verison) (Word version)


Human Relations Day Worship Graphics (includes "Read Me" files):

HRD Sundays Worship Graphics Main screen - PDF version
HRD Sundays Worship Graphics Screen 1 customizable - Photoshop version
HRD Sundays Worship Graphics Screen 2 customizable - Photoshop version
HRD Sundays Worship Graphics Screen 3 customizable - Photoshop version
HRD Sundays Worship Graphics Screen 4 customizable - Photoshop version

Human Relations Day PowerPoint Presentation
Use this PowerPoint in training classes, seminars or anywhere you want to explain the Human Relations Day Sunday.


If you need a higher resolution file for any of the video clips listed, contact the Connectional Giving Team being sure to specify which video you would like.

  • Human Relations Day: Church Helps Addicts Heal


    Download: QuickTime (MP4) | Windows Media (WMV)

    More at Monte Payne pulls from personal pain and experience when he counsels men and women battling addiction. “A lot of the counseling that we do here like helping with jobs, helping with finances, helping with parenting, would seem real simplistic to the average American but they didn’t lose ten or fifteen years of their life in drug addiction,” says Payne. It took more than one try for Payne to stay clean but he finally found peace and sobriety with help from Theressa Hoover United Methodist Church in Little Rock, Arkansas. Payne is now a homeowner, an active parent to his teenage son, and a mentor to others trying to turn their lives around too.
  • Human Relations Day Video: Rockingham District Partners In Ministry

    A non-profit organization working together with churches, families and communities
    to alleviate poverty and to empower youth, seniors, adults and families.




  • Human Relations Day Video


    High-quality downloads: QuickTime (MP4) | Windows Media (WMV)
    (To download, right-click on the desired format and select "Save link as..." or "Save target as...")


  • Human Relations Day Video

    They say that our children are our future, but for families where a parent has been incarcerated that child’s future means having to overcome massive social and emotional struggles. At the four Redemption UMC churches in Oklahoma City, the congregations live up to its own name by providing welcoming environments for inmates, and families to stay together and seek rehabilitation. The Redemption Kids Program provides attention, care, and training for the children of inmates. Hear what some of the staff and children at Redemption Kids have to say and how you can support programs like the Redemption Church kids ministry through the Human Relations Day Offering. Your gifts provide support for the Youth Offender Rehabilitation Program, Community Developers, and United Methodist Voluntary Service advocacy programs. 

    High-quality versions: QuickTime (MP4) | Windows Media (WMV)
    (To download, right-click on the desired format and select "Save link as..." or "Save target as...")


  • Diversity Video of Grace UMC Rochester, NY

    This video highlights social justice ministries supported through the Human Relations Day offering. By giving faithfully, we are making it a day for all God’s children. What it looks like when Christians just be the church and not just go to church. You know we can turn this world around that way. Ministries that were lived out during the last coup;e years at Grace. Enjoy.

HRD: Diversity DVD from Grace UMC (external link)

Talking to your congregation about Special Sundays

  • Wiki
  • Here are the facts and figures about Human Relations Day offering.
  • Talking Points
  • Need assistance about how to talk about Human Relations Day offering at your church?  Use these helpful talking points!

Online Giving

You can give to the Human Relations Day offering at any time by clicking here.

Photo Gallery including Logos

Human Relations Graphics and Photo Gallery


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