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2020 Special Day Offerings share ‘Rejoice’ theme

While the timing and resources available will be unchanged for congregations, you may notice a theme emerging in the Special Day Offerings of Disciples Mission Fund (DMF) this year. “Rejoice” is woven throughout the Easter season’s lectionary texts, and as we celebrate the culmination of the 2020 Vision, we see so many causes for rejoicing throughout the year.

This theme provides opportunities for all supported ministries to share causes for celebration in their work. The logos will use the same theme but use different colors to differentiate between the offerings.

The participating offerings are Easter (supporting most general ministries), Thanksgiving (supporting higher education institutions) and Christmas (supporting regional ministries).

While these Special Day Offerings provide opportunities to highlight the work of specific ministries through Disciples Mission Fund, they are distinct from Disciples’ core support of DMF, which supports more than 70 ministries across the whole Church. Learn how your congregation’s gifts to DMF are distributed across the life of our Church.

For each Special Day Offering, free resources are provided to congregations:

  • Bulletin inserts (come in packs of 50)
  • Offering envelopes (come in packs of 50; shipped twice a year at Easter and Thanksgiving)
  • Posters (come in packs of 3)

To place or update your order for offering materials, visit the DMF website.

Each offering webpage will also have a variety of other worship materials available for you to use, like PowerPoint slide images, videos, stories about benefitting ministries, and liturgical resources.

Find more resources for your congregation (including specific tools for treasurers and worship leaders) on the Disciples Mission Fund website.

2 Responses to “2020 Special Day Offerings share ‘Rejoice’ theme”

  1. Robert A Riester:

    What happened to the Pentecost S-D offering? Administered by BCE? Accidentally left out here? Not carrying the Special Day name any more? I do like the distinct envelopes for the S-D offerings, instead of the checkbox on the front. Makes it easier to announce in Moment for Mission in worship telling people what to look for in the card rack in the pews.

    • Emily Martin:

      Hi Robert, the Pentecost special day offering is still happening (May 31 & June 7 this year)! It will have a different theme – that’s why it wasn’t included in the list of participating offerings for the Rejoice theme. Thanks for asking!