Saint Andrew United Methodist Church

1528 Church Road

Toms River NJ 08755

Communion Offering

Our custom at St. Andrew UMC is to present an opportunity for giving to Mission projects as we come forward to receive Holy Communion on Communion Sunday each month. Some of the Mission projects which receive funding from the monthly Communion Offerings include: United Methodist Special Sundays (Human Relations Day; One Great Hour of Sharing; Native American Ministries; Peace with Justice; World Communion; United Methodist Student Day); The Neighborhood Center in Camden, NJ (A United Methodist Women Mission Institute); United Methodist Communities Foundation Resident Care Fund; St. Andrew Youth Summer Mission Trip; Thanksgiving Baskets Project; Angel Tree and Christmas Gifts Projects; and projects related to our Covenant Missionary, Kabaka Alphonsine, who serves in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Thank you for your generous support!



The March Communion Offering is for the UMCOR Sunday Offering (formerly known as One Great Hour of Sharing).  Please see the nearby article which describes the significance and impact of this special offering.  When you give to the UMCOR Sunday Offering, you help cover the annual operational costs for UMCOR.  Your gift allows UMCOR to apply 100% of other donations directly to relief efforts as well as long-term education and support.  Thank you for your generous gift to this month’s UMCOR Sunday Offering!


 Previously known as One Great Hour Of Sharing, this Special Sunday Offering enables the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) to reach out through worldwide ministries of food, shelter, health and peace.  For more than 50 years, United Methodist congregations have been taking part in a special offering, laying the foundation for the United Methodist Committee on Relief’s ministry of relief and hope. UMCOR’s work of alleviating human suffering around the world includes disaster relief and supplies, disaster risk reduction, health, and humanitarian development.  Gifts to the UMCOR Sunday offering (formerly One Great Hour of Sharing) cover the costs of doing business. This helps UMCOR keep the promise that 100 percent of any gift to a specific UMCOR project will go toward that project, not administrative costs. UMCOR has no source of revenue for administration except from UMCOR Sunday.  Because of UMCOR Sunday, when you hear about a disaster or humanitarian crisis and you give to UMCOR, you can be assured that one hundred percent of the money you designate goes toward people in need.  TOGETHER, WE DO MORE.