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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


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    Nov. 29 is Student Day

    November 10, 2020 / By UNY Communications

    What is Student’s Day?

    One of six churchwide Special Sundays with offerings of The United Methodist Church, United Methodist Student Day takes place the first Sunday after Thanksgiving. This Special Sunday calls the church to support students as they prepare for life in uniting faith with knowledge. The special offering provides scholarships for qualified United Methodist applicants. 

    When you give generously on United Methodist Student Day, you support students as they prepare for life in uniting faith with knowledge.

    What students who have been supported by United Methodist Student Day have to say:

    The United Methodist Church believes that every person has the right to education and that the responsibility of educating young people rests with the family, faith communities, and the government. On United Methodist Student Day, we have the opportunity to support scholarships and low-interest loans that help young leaders achieve their dreams.

    Morgan Murdock, a 2018 graduate of North Carolina State University, was a Gift of Hope scholar. According to her, when we give on United Methodist Student Day, “You are reminding and encouraging students of all majors and walks of lives to remain constant in their faith and to continue to uphold the great qualities that The United Methodist Church has instilled in us. The church has shown me so much unconditional love over the years in many forms, and this was a very meaningful form of that love. I was encouraged to pursue more in my community and remember the church that helped make me who I am.”

    As a child who experienced being bullied, Benjamin Carlson found refuge in his church. As a college student, the Gift of Hope scholarship offset some of his college expenses and he says it “reinforced my understanding that The United Methodist Church supports [its] students.”

    Visit https://bit.ly/SpecialSundaygift to make a direct donation to Student Day.


    With more than 144,000 members, the Upper New York Annual (Regional) Conference of The United Methodist Church comprises 865 local churches and 91 new faith communities in 12 districts, covering 48,000 square miles in 49 of the 62 counties in New York state. Our mission is to “live the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to be God’s love with our neighbors in all places."