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The Advance - Overview

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The Advance is an accountable, designated giving arm of The United Methodist Church that ensures 100% of each gift reaches its intended mission or ministry. You decide which program or ministry to support through The Advance. The Advance is part of the General Board of Global Ministries, The United Methodist Church.
General Board of Global Ministries receives and processes your gifts, which are made available for disbursement and automatically wired to the project director or area financial person in the region once every month. The project receives 100 percent of your gift.

Online or telephone giving expedites the process and still enables your church and conference to receive Advance credit.

To ensure you receive Advancing Hope, please add to your address book.
How to Give
  • Donate to any project online at
  • Place a contribution in the offering plate at a local United Methodist church.
  • Call 1-888-252-6174.
  • Send a check to Advance GCFA, PO Box 9068, GPO, New York, NY 10087-9068.

Thank you for giving generously through The Advance. Your gifts truly make a difference!

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Contact Information

General Board of Global Ministries
475 Riverside Drive
Room 350
New York, NY 10115
phone: 212-870-3790