Highest Conference Giving: TAC Kudos
Each year, Global Ministries gives awards that recognize excellence in giving through The Advance, an official program of The United Methodist Church for voluntary, designated, second-mile giving. Through The Advance, United Methodist annual conferences, districts, local churches, and organizations, as well as individuals and families, may choose to support mission programs or mission personnel with their financial gifts. Each Advance project has been vetted and approved by Global Ministries and Advance staff.
The Texas Annual Conference led the denomination in giving to United States Disaster Response, Advance #901670. This project helps fund relief and recovery efforts by UMCOR to people in need in the United States. Find out more about how the funds are used.
Churches and individuals in the United Methodist Church raised $2,357,800 for US Disaster Response in 2014. The Texas Annual Conference raised $166,868 of that total, more than any conference in the denomination. “As Mission Advocate for the South Central Jurisdiction,” notes Becky Harrell, “I am very proud of the Texas Conference and their continued outreach in response to the needs of others during and after disasters.”