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World Communion Sunday - October 5, 2014 (also can be celebrated at anytime)

your GIFT TODAY . . . Enables Ethnic Students all Over the World to Change the World.

Your Generous Gifts Provide:

  • World Communion Leadership graduate scholarships for graduate national & international students;(General Board of Global Ministries);
  • Ethnic Minority Scholarship Program:  Undergraduate scholarships for Ethnic Scholarships for national and international students within the U.S.(General Board of Higher Education and Ministry) and
  • Ethnic In-Service Training (non-degree) (General Board of Higher Education and Ministry).












“One of the greatest things I learned is that no matter what your background, when your identity is (centered) in Christ, you have so much more in common than you ever realized.”

—Analisa Barrington, Alumna, Perkins School of Theology, Dallas


Six seminarians involved in a scholarship and mentoring program for racial-ethnic students who plan to be ordained as deacons or elders in The United Methodist Church graduated this year. Through the men­toring program, students form safe communities that are helpful in dealing with the realities of ministry within their ethnic groups.

Funding for the program comes from local church offerings on World Communion Sunday. Along with mentoring, each student re­ceives a $5,000 scholarship.

The 2013 graduates come from a broad range of ethnic backgrounds. Sharing wisdom gleaned over years of ministry, their mentors en­couraged them to develop support networks and take time for rest and renewal.

“My mentor stressed the need for a disciplined and healthy prayer life through prayer and Scripture,” said John Wang, a graduate of the Divinity School, Duke University, Durham, N.C.

Tariq Cummings, a graduate of Gammon Theological Seminary, At­lanta, said, “I have acquired skills in leadership that are sure to help me in the days to come.”

Please give generously on World Communion Sunday! Prepare stu­dents to change the world wherever they find injustice and suffer­ing. Thank you for your generous gift.

World Communion Sunday calls the church to reach out to all people and model diversity among God’s children. The offering benefits World Communion Scholarships, the Ethnic Scholarship Program and the Ethnic In-Service Training Program.

United Methodists relate to World Communion Sunday by informing qualified people, especially youth and young adults, to apply for scholarships and by giving generously to the special offering, which often enables first-generation students to attend college.

Please give generously on World Communion Sunday! 

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Your gifts to the World Communion Sunday offering equip racial- and ethnic-minority students in the United States and international students to transform the church and communities.

To read additional stories of lives changed by your gifts to the World Communion Sunday offering click here.


To send donations by check, mail to:

P.O. Box 340029
Nashville, TN 37203

NOTE: List the name of the Sunday in the note section of your check.



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By Mail 

Send donations by check to:

P.O. Box 340029
Nashville, TN 37203

NOTE: List the name of the Sunday in the note section of your check.