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United Methodist Student Day Sunday

Connell Memorial UMC youth participating in Vacation Bible School at their church
Connell Memorial UMC youth participating in Vacation Bible School at their church

The official date set to celebrate United Methodist Student Day is November 27, 2022. We encourage churches to celebrate on a date that is most convenient for your congregation.  Resources to celebrate and promote this Special Sunday can be found here.

Official date: November 27, 2022
Official date: November 26, 2023
Official date: November 24, 2024


Students are the future of The United Methodist Church In the 18th Century, our Wesleyan roots were formed around the importance of education and its role in spiritual formation. In fact, the original Special Sunday was created to help advance education for children - and today we call it United Methodist Student Day.

By investing in our students, the Church supports potential in students who will one day pay the investment forward to society. Together, we support their effort to become Christian leaders of tomorrow. Unfortunately, higher education grows more expensive and less accessible each year.\

One of the major challenges that students face is a lack of financial support to attain a college education. Worrying about expenses adds to the already existing anxieties students experience. But for students attending United Methodist Churches, we extend a hand to help them accomplish their career goals.

For more than one-hundred years, United Methodists have been supporting their students’ educational needs through a special offering. The funds received from the offering go into the United Methodist Student Loan Fund to underwrite scholarships for United Methodist students. Scholarships are awarded to deserving United Methodist students annually. Learn more about United Methodist scholarships and loans here.  

Right now, there are United Methodist young people who might not have the resources to attend a school of their choice or, for some, any school at all. However, because of people like you, they will be sent into the world with gifts made through United Methodist Student Day. Your contribution is an acknowledgment that the church has confidence in them and in their abilities. The needs exceed what we can fund and your gifts can further growth and success. Please help deserving students continue their education and their faith journeys. Supporting this ministry allows us to invest in future missionaries, engineers, teachers, pastors, film producers and so many other careers. Our students are depending on your support.

United Methodist Student Day Did You Know Video

Read stories about the impact you are making with your gifts.

Did you know we had resources to celebrate United Methodist Student Day?
Click here for everything you need to inspire and empower your congregation to give generously.

Need more information about United Methodist Student Day?
Click here to find out about our rich and long history of generosity. Our hope is to inspire you to learn more about the work we accomplish together through the ministry we call connectional giving.

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To give by mail:

Send checks to: GCFA
P.O. Box 340029
Nashville, TN 37203

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