Advance Special renewal notice: deadline is Jan. 31


The Advance is an official program of The United Methodist Church for voluntary, designated, second-mile mission giving. Advance Specials are those approved mission projects and personnel which local churches, groups, classes and individuals are encouraged to support with their financial gifts. This entails giving beyond apportionments, World Service and/or Conference Benevolence. 

Seven categories have been designated through which persons are encouraged to channel their gifts; these categories include: (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  and (7) PLUS Lane (Conference Special Support).    

Over the years, individuals and groups throughout the South Georgia Annual Conference have been faithful in their giving to the Advance Specials.  Various mission projects and personnel have been blessed because of your financial support.

Conference Advance Specials, including those in the PLUS Lane, must submit an annual renewal application to continue as an Advance Special.  New applications and renewal forms can be accessed through the conference website at  The deadline for new and renewal applications is January 31. If you have any questions, please contact Allison Lindsey, Conference Secretary of Global Ministries, at (912)393-5524 or