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Offertory Prayers and Invitation to the Offering

By Ken Sloane

Each month’s Offertory Prayers includes an “Invitation to the Offering” along with a digital image for those who might want to use it. We hope you will find this a helpful way to remind the people in your pews that their offering travels to many places to make a powerful difference in the lives of people they may never meet.

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Your offering last week empowered ministry within our congregation and in response to the needs of our community. It also supports the work done at thirteen United Methodist seminaries across the U.S. through the Ministerial Education Fund (MEF), one the apportioned funds of The United Methodist Church. Not only does the money support seminaries and theological schools for clergy training as a precursor to full-time ministry, but also 25 percent of the fund stays in the annual conference to support continuing education and renewal for clergy throughout their careers. Ministries like these happen, thanks to the way the people of The United Methodist Church live and give connectionally. I invite you to give generously, as we worship God through sharing our gifts, tithes, and offerings.

Selah: Life in a Minor Key

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UM News Photo by Mike Dubose

Your offering last week empowered ministry within our congregation and in response to the needs of our community. It also supports the work done at our Global Ministries agency, supporting our salaried mission personnel and our United Methodist Volunteers in Mission (UMVIM). Once trained by regional coordinators, these volunteers become an army of workers guiding and supporting a recovery plan for victims of tornadoes, floods, earthquakes, and other natural disasters. The training and coordination provided maximizes their helpfulness and efficient use of their time to help communities recover. Ministries like these happen, thanks to the way the people of The United Methodist Church live and give connectionally. I invite you to give generously, as we worship God through sharing our gifts, tithes, and offerings.

Holy Week & Easter Sunday

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