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Advance Specials


Advance Specials are those approved missions projects and personnel which local churches, groups, classes and individuals are encouraged to support. This entails giving beyond apportionments, World Service and/or Conference Benevolences. 


Local congregations, individuals and groups are encouraged to be faithful in helping to financially undergird these bold and creative ministries. By designating level categories through which persons are encouraged to channel their gifts, donors are helped to consider a broad spectrum of needs. These seven categories or channels are:


1. Africa Church Growth and Development

2. World Hunger and Poverty

3. Mission Personnel

4. Global Mission Projects

5. United Methodist Committee on Relief

6. Conference Advance Specials

7. PLUS Lane (Conference Special Support)


Below is a sampling of projects recommended for Second Mile giving for Lanes 1-5. to help you meet the Three Star Church challenge requirementss. Additional projects can be found at https://advance.umcmission.org​. A helpful Advance e-catalog is available. Learn more about Global Ministries' areas of impact, where they work, and see a full list of projects and missionaries in this catalog. In addition, we have included a full list of Lane 6 (Conference Advance Specials) and PLUS Lane (Conference Special Support) below.



Kamina Orphanage (North Katanga)                                          No. 1750
Babyfold Children’s Home                                                            No. 1744

Quessua Mission Boarding School                                             No. 1746


LANE 2:  WORLD HUNGER/POVERTY                                                               

North Katanga (Kamisamba Farm)                                            No.  2824
World Hunger/Poverty                                                                  No.  2823

Bread for the World                                                                       No.  2820

Heifer Project International, Fill the Ark                                     No.  2818



Lorraine Charinda (missionary in North Katanga)                   No. 3913
Missionaries Around the World                                                   No. 3863

Gordon Greathouse                                                                       No. 3906

Gail Quigg                                                                                        No. 3869         

For information on Global Ministries missionaries, click here.  


LANE 4:  WORLD & NATIONAL MISSION PROJECTS                                        

SEJ United Methodist Volunteers in Mission Work Teams     No.  4847        

Appalachian Regional Ministries                                                 No.  4802

Global Health Action, Atlanta, GA                                                No.  4895

Hinton Rural Life Center, Hayesville, NC                                     No.  4801

Red Bird Mission, Inc., Kentucky                                                  No.  4843

Society of St. Andrew Potato Project, Big Island, VA               No.  4836



International Disaster Response                                                 No.  5885

US Disaster Response                                                                   No.  5886

Refugee Response                                                                         No.  5858

Sager Brown Depot                                                                        No.  5864

We encourage you to visit the UMCOR's website, www.umcor.org, for updated news.



I.  United Methodist Colleges and Wesley Foundations

Andrew College, Cuthbert                                                             No.  6608

GA United Methodist Commission on Higher Education        No.  6647

Wesleyan College, Macon                                                             No.  6611

Wesley Foundation: Fort Valley State                                         No.  6695

Wesley Foundation at Georgia Southwestern State University       No.  6653

Wesley Foundation at Georgia Southern University, Statesboro     No.  6624

Wesley Foundation of Macon                                                      No.  6660

Wesley Foundation at University of Georgia, Athens               No.  6644

Wesley Foundation of the Savannah Area                                 No.  6716

Wesley Foundation at Valdosta State                                        No.  6665

II.  South Georgia Area Conference Advance Specials

Alzheimer’s Outreach Center, Albany                                         No.  6645

B.R.I.D.G.E. (Building Responsible Individuals through Discipline Guidance & Education) No.  6758

Centenary Community Ministries, Inc.                                       No.  6690        

Crossroads Counseling Center                                                   No.  6774

Epworth By The Sea                                                                      No.  6639

Faithworks: Homeless Transition Home                                   No.  6672

Faithworks: Open Doors                                                               No.  6674

Faithworks: Sparrows Nest                                                          No.  6794

Faithworks: Homeless Day Service Center                               No.  6678

Faithworks: Cancer Network of Hope                                        No.  6688

Green Bough House of Prayer                                                     No.  6778        

Habitat for Humanity, Columbus                                                 No.  6727

Macon Outreach at Mulberry General Fund                              No.  6728

Macon Outreach at Mulberry 37¢ Club                                      No.  6726

Magnolia Manor – Americus                                                       No.  6603

Magnolia Manor of Columbus                                                    No.  6772

Magnolia Manor – League of The Good Samaritan                No.  6602

Magnolia Manor of Macon                                                          No.  6605

Magnolia Manor of Macon County                                             No.  6720

Magnolia Manor of Marion County                                            No.  6612

Magnolia Manor on the Coast                                                    No.  6614

Magnolia Manor – South                                                             No.  6661

Magnolia Manor - St. Marys                                                        No.  6662

Magnolia Manor of St. Simons                                                   No.  6623

Methodist Home for Children and Youth: 

     North Central (formerly Macon Campus)                             No.  6613

     Northwest (formerly Americus Campus)                             No.  6699

     Columbus Campus                                                                  No.  6620

     Coastal (formerly St. Marys Campus)                                  No.  6780

     South Central (formerly Valdosta Campus)                        No.  6783

Moore Methodist Museum                                                         No.  6767

Open Door Community House Capital Funds                          No.  6775

Open Door Community House, Columbus                                No.  6606

Society of St. Andrew Gleaning Network                                  No.  6692

South Georgia Conference Prison Ministries                          No.  6762

South Georgia Volunteers in Mission Committee                  No.  6651

South Georgia Storm Recovery (Disaster Response)            No.  6796

Vashti, Thomasville                                                                     No.  6627

Vashti Walk-a-Thon                                                                     No.  6647

Wesley Community Centers, Savannah – Walkathon           No.  6668

Wesley Community Centers – Program                                  No.  6621

Wesley Glen Ministries                                                               No.  6655



Caring Connection Chaplaincy                                                  No. 7663

South Georgia Navajo Mission Team (formerly Charles Dennis Ministries)   No. 7691

Georgia Christian Council                                                           No. 7698

Good News TV                                                                             No. 7615

Jeremiah’s Mission                                                                      No. 7819

Lifeline Ministries, Inc.                                                                No. 7781

Light for the Nations Ministries (Rev. Mike Ricker)                No. 7687

Living Tall, Inc.                                                                              No. 7667

Living Water Ministries                                                               No. 7740

Mission on The Move                                                                 No. 7731

Romans 8:38 Ministries (Rev. Deborah Wallace, General Evangelist)     No. 7646

Unto the Least of His (Rev. Bobby Gale)                                 No. 7672

World Methodist Evangelism Institute                                    No. 7797

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