Plan Now for Human Relations Day, Jan. 15

December 07, 2011

Even though Advent has just gotten underway, it's time to make plans to observe Human Relations Day on Jan. 15 – one of the six Special Sundays observed in The United Methodist Church with a special offering.

The Human Relations Day offering supports ministries that advocate for those who often are on the margins of society.
The video at right highlights the Fountain of Youth Foundations in New Orleans, a grassroots organization helped by the General Board of Global Ministries' community developers' program because of Human Relations Day. (run time 3 min. 31 sec.)
Visit the umcgiving channel on YouTube at and click on "Special Sundays" to watch other Human Relations Day promotional videos.
We have uploaded "Fountain of Youth Foundations," "Hagar's House," and "Center for Changing Lives" to the Conference video library, REEL Witness, from which they can be downloaded to your computer. (Find them by typing "Human Relations Day" in the search window.)
(The link to REEL Witness is located in the "Areas of Interest" section on the Home Page of the Conference website at