Upcoming Mission-Focused Events in North Texas
Opportunities to donate, educate, attend are abound in the coming months
Sept. 20: North Texas Giving Day
Sponsored by the Communities Foundation of Texas, North Texas Giving Day is the largest community-wide giving event in the nation.
The 18-hour online event – which this year celebrates its 10th anniversary – allows every person to give back to their community by supporting local nonprofits and causes they care about … including a number of organizations affiliated with The United Methodist Church.
In 2017, $39 million was raised through more than 137,000 gifts. Since its inception in 2009, North Texas Giving Day has raised $195 million for our community.
Oct. 23: United Nations Day
Dr. Liberato C. Bautista, the Assistant General Secretary for United Nations and International Affairs for The United Methodist Church’s General Board of Church and Society, will present “Human Rights, Close to Home” as the keynote speaker at the United Nations Day event in Dallas. The Dallas chapter of the United Nations Association of the United States of America is sponsoring the event, which will take place from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, in SMU’s Hughes-Trigg Ballroom.
Oct. 27: Community-wide Advocacy Training
A three-hour advocacy training event co-sponsored by the Center for Missional Outreach, Texas Impact and Wilshire Baptist Church is 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 27. Included in the event will be a panel of faith leaders (including Rev. Dr. Andy Stoker of First UMC Dallas), advocacy 101 training by Texas Impact staff and breakout sessions on public education (led by Rev. Holly Bandel of First UMC Dallas and One + One Dallas Executive Director Jason Lewis), hunger, payday lending and immigration.
Nov. 16-17: Red Letter Revival
Red Letter Christians – a group that mobilizes individuals into a movement of believers who live out Jesus’ counter-cultural teachings – will convene a gathering in Dallas on Nov. 16-17 of leaders from Dallas and around the country to preach about the Jesus of the poor and marginalized, the gospel that welcomes the immigrant and seeks protection for those made vulnerable amidst today’s rising Christian nationalism.
Published: Thursday, September 13, 2018