The 2016 General Conference approved Volunteers in Mission Awareness Sunday to be observed annually on a date to be determined by the Annual Conference or congregation. Congregations may collect an offering to be used by the annual conference UMVIM program. Churches are encouraged to provide UMVIM displays, information resources, solicit individual or group testimonies, and/or develop other ways to celebrate the UMVIM movement in whatever fashion that best suits the local congregation.
At some point this Fall, we hope that you will encourage and plan an UMVIM Awareness Sunday for your congregation or Annual Conference! Whether it's through recognizing teams within the church that have gone on mission journeys this year, or through discussing the opportunities provided by the United Methodist connection, an UMVIM Awareness Sunday will help celebrate and recognize what United Methodists can do living out "Christian love in action."
Click here to find resources that you can download, print and distribute to your church leaders and congregations, including suggestions for worship and promotional materials. If you have any questions about UMVIM Awareness Sunday, do not hesitate to contact the UMVIM, SEJ office!