USMB joins global social media giving campaign for third year
Mission USA news story
For the third year in a row, Mission USA is inviting individuals from across America to join together on Giving Tuesday, Nov. 29, to raise funds for the support of planting Mennonite Brethren churches. Giving Tuesday is an unprecedented global movement of generosity that was started in 2012, harnessing the power of social media to create a movement dedicated to giving around the world.
Coming just after the spending days of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, this one-day event is designed to encourage individuals and families in giving during the Christmas season. Last year Mission USA raised over $40,000 that helped plant and support new USMB churches. This year the goal is to raise at least $50,000 on this one day. These funds will be used strictly to help start new churches in 2017 and support the 11 Mission USA-supported MB church plant projects that are already underway.
“Since planting churches is something we do together as a family of churches, we've named and hash-tagged our Giving Tuesday campaign #Together,” says Don Morris, USMB national director. “We're also asking you to please help us get the word out to people you know through social media or word of mouth! In addition, we’re asking our MB churches to help promote the Giving Tuesday campaign in church newsletters or during a worship service. #Together, we can make a kingdom difference!”
Plan now to go to our website, www.usmb.org/GivingTuesday, on Tuesday, Nov. 29, to give easily and securely online. Then make sure and come back to the website during the day to see the running total of the amount raised—funds given to bring the gospel to more people through the planting of more mission-minded MB churches all across America.