Foundry is involved in a very wide variety of missions locally and globally. And one of the ways we support these missions is through special offering collections. If you attend Foundry regularly, you have probably been at a service that has collected a special offering.
Special Sunday offerings enable us to offer refuge in times of disaster, promote peace and justice, provide scholarships and student loans, reach out to the community, teach skills to encourage self-sufficiency and share the love of Jesus Christ with God's people everywhere.
Human Relations Day is the Sunday before the national observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. This day’s special offerings strengthen our outreach to communities in the United States and Puerto Rico, encouraging social justice and work with at-risk youth.
One Great Hour of Sharing is the fourth Sunday in Lent. This offering enables the United Methodist Committee on Relief to reach out through worldwide ministries of food, shelter, health and peace
Native American Ministries Sunday is the third Sunday of Easter. Our special offering on this day nurtures mission with Native Americans and provides scholarships for United Methodist Native American seminarians.
Peace With Justice Sunday is the first Sunday after Pentecost. This offering enables The United Methodist Church to have a voice in advocating for peace and justice through a broad spectrum of global programs
World Communion Sunday is first Sunday of October. Offerings on this day provide scholarships for U.S. (racial- and ethnic-minority) students and international students, on both undergraduate and graduate levels.
United Methodist Student Day is last Sunday of November. Offerings on this day furnish scholarships and loans for students attending United Methodist-related and other accredited colleges and universities.
The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is the not-for-profit humanitarian agency of The United Methodist Church. Founded in 1940, UMCOR's mission is to alleviate human suffering—whether caused by war, conflict or natural disaster—with open minds and hearts to all people. Special offerings for this cause are not designated to a specific day.
Other Special Offerings collected throughout the year, include contributions for our:
- Walk-In Mission
- Ash Wednesday
- Mid Lent Worship
- Youth Mission Trip
- Lenten Appeal
- Open Door Fund
- Concert for Life
- Thanksgiving Offering
- Advent Appeal
- Mission Gift Catalog
- Christmas Offering