Holston Conference members are encouraged to support their favorite Holston ministries on Dec. 2, when the denomination celebrates "Giving Tuesday" with a promise to match the first $1 million in donations.
Holston-related ministries established as "The Advance" projects under the General Board of Global Ministries (GBGM) are eligible to receive matching donations.
Last year on "Giving Tuesday," United Methodists collectively raised a record $6.5 million on line in through The Advance. 11,000 individuals and churches in 34 countries gave more than 16,300 gifts to mission and ministries they believe in.
In Holston Conference, a ministry supported by the Johnson City District, the English-Speaking United Methodist Church of Prague received a total $7,090 in last year's "Giving Tuesday" donations.
Jubilee Project in Sneedville, Tenn., received $5,130 in 2013. Holston's Church and Community Workers, who are also supported through The Advance, received as little as $25. (See 2013 report.)
Holston-related ministries supported through The Advance:
Church & Community Workers
Brooke Atchley 3021859
Mark Stransky 803003
Koni Purscell 982931
South Sudan ministries
South Sudan Shalom Ministry for Orphan Care 3020787
Micro-Finance Empowerment 3021289
Bee Keeping and Animal Livestock 3020638
Building Churches and Nursery Schools 3021297
Pastor Support 3021431
Yei Community Health 3020758
Project Crossroads 781380
Jubilee Project 781350
Ishe Anesu Project/ Maria Humbane 13071A
Helen Roberts-Evans/ Liberia 3021129
English-Speaking Church in Prague 3021543
Henderson Settlement 773365
Wilma Frances Lynch/ Alaska 982950
"Holston ministry leaders grateful for 'Giving Tuesday' results" (The Call, 1/13/14)
"Historic Giving Tuesday is record-breaking event for mission" (GBGM, Dec. 2013)