Special Sundays

Special Sundays in The United Methodist Church are intended to illustrate the nature and calling of the church and are celebrated annually. Special Sundays are placed on the calendar in the context of the Christian year, which is designed to make clear the calling of the church as the people of God, and to give persons the opportunity to contribute offerings to special programs. Your support is critical to the survival of these important ministries (listed below) and for sharing God’s gifts around the world.
Six General Conference-approved Special Sundays with offerings are listed in boldface type. Special Sundays, or time periods, with Virginia Conference-approved offerings are marked with an asterisk (*). Other times of special recognition approved by the General Conference and/or Virginia Conference are also listed.

Men’s Ministry Sunday
(any Sunday in the year)

United Methodist Volunteers In Mission (UMVIM) Awareness Sunday
(any Sunday in the year)

Click here to download a pdf of Special Sundays in 2018.
Click here to order materials for Special Sundays.
Click here to download a pdf of Special Sundays in 2019.


The month of December 
UMFS of Virginia Month*


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The Virginia Conference of The United Methodist Church
10330 Staples Mill Road, Glen Allen, VA 23060
P.O. Box 5606, Glen Allen, VA 23058-5606
1-800-768-6040 or (804) 521-1100
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