Harvest Sunday is a Rio Texas Conference-wide hunger offering. This special offering is a way for United Methodist congregations to join together through our Conference to impact hunger by
contributing toward mission projects that benefit persons in critical need.
The 2015 offering will be divided equally for two urgent needs:
50% to alleviate hunger in the Rio Grande Valley
Several of the poorest counties in the country can be found in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. In some parts of the Valley, 1 in 2 children go to bed hungry every day. Half of the Harvest Sunday offering will be used to help provide food for our neighbors in need in the Rio Grande Valley, right here in our annual conference.
50% to alleviate hunger through the “Give Ye Them To Eat” project in Mexico
GYTTE was founded in 1977 in Puebla, Mexico, as a social outreach project of the Methodist Church of Mexico to combat hunger and poverty in the rural sector. It is an official Advance project of the General Board of Global Ministries. The purpose of the “Give Ye Them to Eat” program (GYTTE, ) is to strengthen the capabilities of marginalized people and communities to meet their basic needs, and to determine and sustain a just and integrated development process.
We will celebrate Harvest Sunday with a special offering on Sunday, November 22. On this Sunday before Thanksgiving, we invite you to be generous with your giving. You may place your gift (marked “Harvest Sunday”) in the offering plate or you may send it to or bring it by the office. On Harvest Sunday 2015, we can make a difference in the lives of hungry people.
Thank you for your generosity.