The Bishop’s Appeal for the

2014 Annual Conference Special Offering


The 2014 Annual Conference Special Offering will go to two worthy efforts to help young people thrive. The offering will support the United Methodist Global AIDS Fund (UMGAF) and ELI, the Experiential Leadership Institute of the North Georgia Conference Camp and Retreat Ministries. These two ministries address uniquely different aspects of children's health. Both are priorities in our effort to “Make Disciples of Jesus Christ for the Transformation of the World.” The special offering will be shared between the two ministries.

Global AIDS Fund: 
"Just Save One"

If you could save just one person's life, would you do it? Part of the United Methodist Global AIDS Fund, “Just Save One” is an initiative to eradicate HIV by 2020. The UM Global AIDS Fund is intensifying its work of prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV and AIDS this year. Even a small gift can make a big difference. It costs less than $10 to prevent transmission of HIV from a mother to a child; and just $1 provides needed nutrients for an AIDS orphan.

ELI: Growing Christian Leaders in 30 Locations

 What does it take to nurture Christian leadership? Awareness of one’s gifts and a safe place to practice leadership in real live ministry settings are needed. ELI, the Experiential Leadership Institute, creates such an environment for rising high school juniors and seniors in its sister program, Grow Day Camps. ELI participants learn about their gifts for leadership in an intense week-long training. Then they practice with daily feedback in one or more weeks serving as day camp counselors. 

How to Give

You are encouraged to give generously to the annual conference offering. Place a check in your church offering plate made out to your church with “AC Offering” in the memo line. A representative from your church will then present a check from your congregation during the Service of Remembrance worship on Wednesday, June 11, 2:00 pm. 

Church Treasurers: Please include your church number on the check you send to Annual Conference so it can be appropriately credited to your church. Use Fund #1140.

Bulletin Print-Out

Print this two-sided offering reminder to place in your church bulletins.

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