Giving Tuesday, May 3 – An Opportunity to Help Killingsworth Home

killingsworthA message from Rev. Diane Moseley, Executive Director, Killingsworth Home:

Good afternoon friends and supporters of Killingsworth —

I’m writing today to ask a special favor from you.  It’s about a $10,000 possibility for the women of Killingsworth!!

Perhaps you have heard of the annual “local giving day” that is now being celebrated all over the country each year on the first Tuesday of May…..local communities are organizing 24-hours of philanthropy to support local nonprofit organizations.

Someone observed that people who are online constantly — shopping and texting and sending pictures — should be invited to become philanthropists online as well.  Check out this web site which will answer most all the questions you may have about it.     midlandsgives.org

In our area the Central Carolina Community Foundation is hosting the event and calling it Midlands Gives! It has other names in other communities.  They all have the goal of raising funds for local charities in 24 hours AND DOING IT ALL ONLINE.  Since we receive referrals from all over South Carolina we are asking people all over South Carolina to hop online and make a stretch donation to support the women of Killingsworth.

I am bold to ask because we have been given a $10,000 challenge match  and we have raised only a little more than half that in the past.  If we meet or exceed our goal of raising $10,000 in 24 hours, we will have $20,000 to support the women of Killingsworth.   So — double your pleasure in giving! Pretty good loaves and fishes! We can push $20 or more a long way!

So that’s what it is — and what I am writing about is to ask you to share this information with the folks at your church, in your Sunday School class, any group you may be a part of, and in your circle of friends.  Ask them to consider a gift for Killingsworth to be given online sometime between 00:01 AM and 11:59 PM on May 3   (next Tuesday). If someone is supportive but declines because they cannot “do computers”, then it seems like the missional thing to do would be to find a child or grandchild who eats/sleeps/breathes computer to help get it done.

The donation has to be made on the Midlands Gives web site to be counted toward the challenge. You can get to the right page at this link: Click here: Midlands Gives. The leaderboard at Midlands Gives will keep a running record of donations beginning thirty seconds after midnight on May 3.

Thank you for the generosity and support you have shown us in the past, and I hope you will consider helping with this possibility as well.

web site:   killingsworth.org

on Facebook as Killingsworth Home

Giving Tuesday 2015 is December 1

#Givinggiving tuesdayTuesday is a new movement that seeks grassroots support of non-profits and worthy causes. It’s not only about refocusing holiday spending, but it is also a powerful way to raise awareness and resources for UMVIM (United Methodist Volunteers in Missions.)

This year #GivingTuesday falls on December 1. On December 1, 2015, United Methodist will join hands to support the work of Advance projects and missionaries to transform lives on Giving Tuesday. Every gift made online through The Advance on this day will be matched up to $1 million. Donations will start matching at midnight, CST, on December 1. UMVIM Advance #901875

 

November Newsletter

Click here to read the November issue of the Greenwood District Newsletter.

Items of Interest include:

  • Important Dates
  • Copyright Question of the Month
  • Hunger Awareness Reporting
  • Campus Ministries
  • Clergy Orders
  • Men n Ministry Retreat

September Issue of the Greenwood District Newsletter

sept newsletter

is now available. The email has been distributed to all Greenwood District Pastors and others throughout the District and Conference.

Click on the image at the left to read this month’s newsletter.

Items of interest include:
– Hunger Awareness Month in the Greenwood District
– Youth Lake Worship
– September Clergy Meeting
– Charge Conference Training
– Multiplying Ministry Retreat

September is Hunger Awareness Month in the Greenwood District

Hunger is a national and a global crisis situation. Please join us this month is striking a blow to hunger in our community and in the Greenwood District. Every 3.6 seconds a person dies of hunger and 75% are children.

Many people in our area are food-insecure, meaning they lack access at time to enough food for an active, healthy life and limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate foods. Good insecurity may reflect a family’s need to make a choice between food and other basic needs such as housing or medical bills.

Churches in the Greenwood District are encouraging their members to use the September Hunger Awareness Calendar as a guide for collecting money during the month. On Sunday, October 4, all donations are to be brought to church for a time of dedication during the morning worship service.

For more information on how you can participate in the Hunger Awareness Month observance, please contact the Greenwood District Office (gwdist@umcsc.org).

Here are the links to the resources for September: