About Human Relations Day 

United Methodists from across the connections help bridge the gap between church and community by participating in Human Relations Day offering. Human Relations Day is one of the denominations’s six churchwide special Sundays with offerings 

It is observed annually on the Sunday before the national observance of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. 

The offering for Human Relations Day supports three programs: 
– 57% to Community Developers Program of the General Board of Global Ministries

-33% United Methodist Voluntary Services also administered by Global Ministries

-10% Youth Offender Rehabilitation Program, administered by the General Board of Church and Society 

We at United Methodist Church of Mount Vernon have a keen sense of serving in our community. We will be observing this UMCOR offering on January 19, 2020. We also serve at Mission of Hope in Cedar Rapids, partner with the SE Linn Community Center Food Bank and have held Servant Sundays where we actively work in the community one Sunday as a congregation. 

We will continue to strive to work to be in connection with our community.