World Communion Sunday
Ofelia Duldalao, from the Philippines, considers herself a scholar of the church and society, thanks to funds received through the United Methodist World Communion Sunday special offering to help her complete graduate school.
World Communion Sunday began in 1936 as a way to recognize our ecumenical oneness in Christ and to bring Christians together in a spirit of unity and peace. In The United Methodist Church, congregations throughout the denomination will also receive a Special Sunday offering that helps students from around the world reach their full potential through scholarships and mentoring.
For example, the scholarship helped Annie Solis Escalante, who is from Peru, complete a master’s degree in social management. After graduation, she put her education to use by developing projects with the Health and Healing Program of the World Council of Churches in Geneva.
As we prepare for World Communion Sunday this year, I pray we will allow the Holy Spirit to open our hearts to the global nature of the church. Please be in prayer with the scholars who are recipients of the education made possible through this special offering. Thank you for your generosity.