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The Advance is an official program of The United Methodist Church for voluntary, designated, second-mile giving. Through The Advance, United Methodists may choose to support mission programs or mission personnel with their financial gifts. Each Advance project has been vetted and approved by Global Ministries and Advance staff. 

The Advance is an accountable, designated giving arm of The United Methodist Church that ensures 100% of each gift is used for its intended mission or ministry. The work of The Advance fulfills both physical and spiritual needs through a variety of partnerships worldwide to reach mutual goals that make a life-changing and long-lasting impact.

Since its founding in 1948, The Advance has helped channel over three million gifts totaling over one billion dollars to thousands of projects and ministries around the world. The Advance has been a lifeline for tens of thousands of mission endeavors. Learn more at:

​​​​​Advance # 629001
Augmenting Food Production and Income in

Time of Siege: Urban Gardens
Increasing food production and income in times

of siege and hunger.

Advance # 12017A
Bethlehem Bible College, Vision 20-20
Training Arab Christian leaders to serve and

strengthen the church and communities in

the Holy Land.

Advance # 14908A
Department of Service to Palestinian Refugees

-Middle East Council of Churches
Advancing human rights, health, education,

self-realization, income generation and

world recognition.

Advance # 3020711
Four Homes of Mercy Home for Disabled
Improving the quality of services for severely

disabled children,teens and elderly persons.

​Advance # 12018A
Hope Secondary School
Educating and boarding disadvantaged children from

the West Bank in a caring Christian environment.

Advance # 14907N
Jerusalem Church Renovation

Renovating and enlarging the worship and fellowship

areas for a congregation of 100-120.

Advance # 14238A
Jerusalem Princess Basma Center for

Disabled Children
Acting as a national referral and resource center and

a rehabilitation and educational facility.

Advance # 3020532
Mar Elias Peace Study Center
Bringing students from different faith backgrounds

together to learn about peace and reconciliation.

Advance # 3021661
Methodist Liaison Office in Jerusalem
The Methodist presence in the Holy Land;

coordinating Methodist advocacy initiatives,

providing travel and volunteer options for visitors.

Advance # 14909A
Sabeel Youth
Supporting Palestinian Christian youth through

trips, Bible study, workshops and volunteering.

Advance # 3020439
Shepherd Society
Providing short and long-term humanitarian assistance

and development aid for the Palestinian people. 

If your donation is for Syrian Refugee Outreach,
note that in the online form, in the “in honor of” section.

Advance # 3021565
Wadi Foquin Community Development Project
Providing community development projects for residents

of Palestinian villages in the West Bank.

Advance # 14910A
Wi'am Community Empowerment &

Conflict Transformation
Advancing a culture of peace and acceptance while

promoting nonviolent resolution to conflict.

UMC and other Methodist Projects in Israel/Palestine

GC 2020


​​​​​​​​​​​​Scroll down this page to find official Advance Projects of the United Methodist Church. There are additional projects in Israel-Palestine that are jointly or individually supported by The United Methodist Church, the World Methodist Council, and The Methodist Church in Britain.

Download a list of UMC Advance Projects for 2016

All contributions to the projects below are tax deductible for US citizens and one hundred percent of your donation goes to the project. The United Methodist Church pays the administrative costs.

Learn more about a project
After you look at the list below, use this link
Enter the Advance # of a project and click Find,
and you will see a full description of their work.

Make donations online
Enter the Advance # you have chosen from the projects listed below, and click Find, to go to that project's page.
Then click Give Now in the upper right corner, and fill out the donation form.

Donate by check
Make your check payable to Advance GCFA 
and be sure to put the Advance number of the project on the memo line.
Mail to: Advance GCFA, PO Box 9068 GPO , New York, NY 10087-9068

Donate by phone

Please call 1-888-252-6174.

Need help? If you have questions or trouble with a donation, please email:

One hundred percent of all Advance giving goes to the chosen mission project or ministry.

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Christians in Kairos Palestine:  A Moment of Truth,  to end the Israeli occupation and achieve a just peace in the Holy Land.. UMKR seeks – through nonviolent action and in partnership with our Palestinian sisters and brothers in Christ – freedom, justice and equality for all Palestinians and Israelis.

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