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GBGM Matching up to $1 Million on #GivingTuesday

newsOn December 2, United Methodists once again are invited to extend the spirit of giving thanks into the Advent season by participating in Giving Tuesday.

Every gift made online through The Advance at on Dec. 2 will be matched up to $1 million.  #GivingTuesday is an alternative to the consumer-driven shopping traditions in the United States of Black Friday, Local Business Saturday and Cyber Monday.

The California-Pacific Conference has covenant relationships with a number of GBGM Missionaries and Advance projects.

Last year on UMC #GivingTuesday, United Methodists collectively raised a record $6.5 million online through The Advance.  As always, 100% of gifts through the Advance directly supports the designated ministry; overhead costs are covered through other means.

On Pacific Standard Time, Giving Tuesday begins at 9:00PM on Monday, the 1st of December, and ends at 8:59PM on Tuesday, the 2nd of December.

Visit to search for Advance projects and give.  Gifts can be credited to local church as designated.

Written by Dave Johnson (Companion Staff Reporter)