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Special Advance Giving


These denominational Advance Specials are Missouri ministries. To contribute to any of these Advance Specials, note the Advance number on your check and put it in your church's offering. Your church treasurer will forward it to the Conference treasurer's office, who will be sure that your church receives credit for your contribution. Then it is forwarded to the General Board of Global Ministries and distributed to the projects. 

The Advance

The Advance is an official program of The United Methodist Church for voluntary, designated, second-mile giving. The website gives an overview of the denominational information.

Special Giving form

Download the Missouri Conference Special Giving form for Advance Specials, special offerings and Mozambique.


Denominational Advance Specials

The following are the denominational Advance Specials in Missouri.

  • LifeWise STL (Kingdom House) Children's Services, St. Louis #561320. Subsidized day care for high-risk infants.

Missouri Conference Advance Specials

The following ministries are the Advance Specials for our Conference for 2022-2023.

  • HEIFER INTERNATIONAL Poor families receive animals to help them become self-sufficient and in turn give the first offspring to another family.

  • DISASTER RESPONSE When floods, tornadoes or other disasters strike, this is a channel through which churches can contribute. It differs from UMCOR because funds can be used to restore church property.
     
  • PATCH (PARENTS AND THEIR CHILDREN) A nonprofit organization operating in the state women’s prison at Chillicothe to encourage contact between mothers and grandmothers who are incarcerated and their children or grandchildren.

  • MOBILITY WORLDWIDE
    Mobility Worldwide is a faith-based, volunteer-powered, humanitarian, and worldwide organization. Funds produce transportation carts that people disabled by polio, landmine injuries, war amputations, etc., can self-operate to gain mobility.

  • BABY GRACE FOUNDATION
    Provides funds for this ministry which serves low-income families with children between the ages of 0 and 5 via 21 churches throughout the state of Missouri. Baby Grace provides necessities like diapers, wipes, baby clothes and gear, along with summer camps designed specifically for Baby Grace families.

  • MISSION AMBASSADORS (LUDHIANA)
    This Conference advance special will give congregations and individuals the opportunity to support the Missouri Conference Mission Ambassadors ministry. Funds will be used for partial scholarships for mission ambassadors to visit Ludhiana and tell the Ludhiana story in the Missouri Conference.