GIVING Training through the SEJ Disaster AcademiesUMVIM, SEJ works in partnership with UMCOR to plan and facilitate the annual SEJ Disaster Academy. These academies are geared to volunteers on every level who are interested in serving in the wake of a disaster, whether as lay leaders, clergy, or on the Conference level. More details on the next Academy, which will be held February 28-March 2, 2016 at First UMC, Franklin, TN, are coming soon; be sure to sign up for our Weekly Updates for the latest info! (You can also read all of our blog posts regarding Disaster Response by clicking here.)
GIVING Training through the UMVIM Team Leader Training Program UMVIM, SEJ believes in effective Christian service, which we feel is first achieved through training team leaders on how to equip themselves and their team to make the most of their mission journey. Each Conference in the SEJ has UMVIM-certified trainers who educate team leaders using the UMVIM, SEJ Team Leader Handbook as their guide. For more information on UMVIM trainings in your area, please click here. To order your own copy of the UMVIM Team Leader Handbook, please click here.
This year #GivingTuesday falls on December 1st, taking place after Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday. On December 1, 2015, United Methodist will join hands to support the work of Advance projects and missionaries to transform lives on #GivingTuesday. Every gift made online through The Advance on this day will be matched up to $1 million. (A maximum of $2,500 per individual gift to a project will be dispersed as matching funds. A project may receive a maximum of $25,000 in matching funds.) UMVIM, SEJ is Advance #901875.
Donations will start matching at midnight, CST on December 1, but in the meantime, please enjoy learning more about the heartbeat of our ministry in the days leading up to the big event! Don't hesitate to contact Landon Taylor, Church Relations, at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions at all.