- Phone: (732) 349-5367
- Mailing Address: 1528 Church Rd. Toms River, NJ 08755
Our custom at St. Andrew UMC is to present an opportunity for giving to Mission projects as we come forward to receive Holy Communion on Communion Sunday each month. Some of the Mission projects which receive funding from the monthly Communion Offerings include: United Methodist Special Sundays (Human Relations Day; UMCOR Sunday ; Native American Ministries; Peace with Justice; World Communion Sunday; UM Student Day); The Neighborhood Center; Our St. Andrew Youth Summer Mission Trip; Community Services, Inc./Meals On Wheels; UMC of Tanzania; Our Thanksgiving Baskets Outreach Project; and, Our Angel Tree and Christmas Outreach Projects.
October 3 is World Communion Sunday in the United Methodist Church. Our October Communion Offering at St. Andrew is designated for the World Communion Sunday Offering. Below is information about World Communion Sunday.
World Communion Sunday is one of the six churchwide Special Sundays of the United Methodist Church. Our observance of World Communion Sunday focuses the attention of United Methodists on the universal and inclusive nature of the church. Around the globe, countless gifted and qualified people face financial obstacles that hinder them from preparing for the vocation God has given them, especially youth and young adults. For ethnic students who will be the first generation in their families to attend college, or for those people of color who haven’t historically had access to resources that make higher education possible, the road toward education has often been unwieldy. On World Communion Sunday our giving helps to provide scholarships for national and international graduate students whom God has gifted to learn and to serve. Gifts to World Communion Sunday fund graduate racial-ethnic World Communion Scholarships with at least one-half of the annual amount reserved for ministries beyond the United States. Donations also provide for undergraduate U.S. Ethnic Scholarship and Ethnic In-Service Training programs.
We will be accepting your financial gifts for the World Communion Sunday Offering throughout the month of October. Thank you and God bless you for your generous financial support of this month’s World Communion Sunday Offering. Together we enable National and International Graduates to Change the World!