Download Resources Now for World Communion Sunday " Making a Difference in Sierra Leone

August 18, 2011

World Communion Sunday will be here soon – on Oct. 2. Your participation in this Special Sunday is vital to developing United Methodist leaders in the United States and around the world. Your gifts provide scholarships for graduate and undergraduate students who might not be able to pursue higher education without your support.

World Communion Sunday provides for three ministries: World Communion Scholarships, the Ethnic Scholarship Program, and the Ethnic In-Service Training Program.
 
Your support allowed Dr. Dennis Marke, a World Communion Scholarship recipient, to leave his native Sierra Leone to study public health at Loma Linda University in California. He had been the chief medical officer at Kissy United Methodist Hospital in Sierre Leone. In a country where one in five children will die before reaching his or her fifth birthday, Marke's additional training in public health will contribute greatly to the well-being of children in Sierra Leone.
 
Bishop John K. Yambasu of Sierra Leone also benefited from a World Communion Scholarship, which provided for his education at Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta.
 
Meet Dr. Marke and Bishop Yambasu and hear them share their stories in the World Communion Sunday video at upper right (runs 4 min. 21 sec.)
 
Download Free Resources
 
Download free resources now for World Communion Sunday. Offering inserts, a poster, worship resources, stories, videos, and a PowerPoint presentation all are available on line at www.umcgiving.org/WCS.
 
Order printed offering poster and leaflet on line or by calling 888.346.3862.
 
If you cannot celebrate World Communion Sunday on Oct. 2, you may observe this Special Sunday and receive the offering on any other day of the year. And you may give on line to World Communion Sunday at any time! Click here to give now.