10-Fold. 1 Click. Be Counted!
Mark your calendar and spread the word! What began as a 10-day event has grown into a month-long event throughout October. Beginning October 1, this online event will mobilize passionate people to stand up and be counted for causes they believe in, known as 10-Fold. Each week will feature a different United Methodist ministry supported by Global Ministries and UMCOR. Through live webcasts, streaming video, online chats, and other media, participants will learn about these ministries that are changing people’s lives. The line-up for the month will be:
Week 1 – UMCOR: The digital event will kick off on October 1 with a focus on disaster relief. Learn more about the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), a nonprofit organization dedicated to alleviating human suffering around the globe. UMCOR’s work reaches people in more than 80 countries, including the United States. Among other activities, volunteers will be invited to construct relief supply kits.
Week 2 – Young People: Young people are not just the future of The United Methodist Church—they are changing the world today. Week Two of 10-Fold begins on October 8 and will introduce ways that young people can engage in mission. Young adult missionaries will share how they are making an impact in the communities they serve.
Week 3 – Mission Initiatives: Beginning October 15, learn about how Mission Initiatives are introducing The United Methodist Church to countries from Asia to Latin America, and sharing the gospel through word and deed. By being an advocate for Mission Initiatives, you support growth in places where The United Methodist Church is new to the population. Global Ministries is empowering young churches as they engage in works of piety and mercy.
Week 4 – Missionaries: United Methodist missionaries are growing a global force for faith and hope in more than 60 countries, including the United States. The week of October 22 tells the story of missionaries, who come from many places and backgrounds to witness and serve around the world as congregational and leadership developers, pastors, educators, regional coordinators for UMCOR, agriculturalists, health coordinators, and doctors. On October 23, join in prayer and celebration, as new missionaries are commissioned during a service that will be webcast live.
Week 5 – Fair Trade: Who benefits when you purchase fairly traded products? Beginning October 29, learn how you support just and sustainable economies by choosing to buy Fair-Trade items. UMCOR connects consumers with Fair Trade-certified companies and other socially responsible businesses. Some businesses exploit their workers, and entire communities become trapped in vicious cycles of poverty. Fair wages allow farmers and artisans to feed their families, send their children to school, gain access to healthcare, and much more.
Visit 10-Fold.org and register your interest. With one click you’ll be able help secure tangible support by triggering a $1 donation by sponsors, pledging up to $10,000 for each project. 10-Fold gives you the opportunity and flexibility to learn more about the projects that stir your heart. It offers tools to share stories of mission and resources for you to change the world. So mark your calendar, invite your friends, and join us this October as we engage in mission and ministry together at 10-Fold.org.
Visit 10-fold.org (under the heading “About”) to download your free toolkit to help spread the word throughout your congregation.