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World Communion Sunday

The official date set to celebrate World Communion Sunday October 1, 2023. 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: October 6, 2024

World Communion Sunday Did You Know Video


Holy Communion joins us in Christian unity. This sacrament invites us to focus on the holiness of communion with God and one another. On World Communion Sunday - United Methodists, in conjunction with other denominations and believers worldwide, participate in communion to recognize our unity in Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior.  This universal and inclusive connection is the foundation of the special offering for World Communion Sunday.

Your donations support racial and ethnic students in achieving their educational goals and transforming communities. In 2021, World Communion Sunday offerings awarded 242 scholarships and grants. Your generosity continues to provide scholarships, grants, mentoring and training for leadership development. The needs exceed what we can fund and your gifts can further growth and success. Learn more about the racial and ethnic scholarships and grants here.  

Fifty percent of the offering provides scholarships for graduate students from the U.S. and other countries.

Thirty-five percent supports racial and ethnic scholarships for students pursuing ordained ministry (deacon or elder) and includes a mentoring program.

Fifteen percent funds Ethnic-In-Service Training Grant for leadership development, recruitment, training, and retention of ethnic United Methodist persons in leadership positions in every level of the church and its ministry.

The United Methodist Church, the world and our communities are in a time of transition. Now, perhaps more than ever, we are called to extend healing and hope which will guide us to becoming a new creation in Christ. Through our gifts and support, we can invest in talented, qualified students from around the globe to transform the world as witnesses for Christ!

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

Did you know we have resources to celebrate World Communion Sunday?
Click here for everything you need to inspire and empower your congregation to give generously.

Need more information about World Communion Sunday?
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

Please put name of Sunday in note section.

You can give on the Special Sunday or anytime during the year!




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