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Advocate to hold first-ever Awareness Day May 17

Advocate to hold first-ever Awareness Day May 17

The 178-year-old Advocate newspaper will mark its first-ever Advocate Awareness Day in May.

Set for Sunday, May 17, Advocate Awareness Day is a chance for churches and pastors to tell church members about the Advocate’s newspaper ministry.

The Advocate has a number of materials available for pastors and other church leaders to quickly and easily share information about the newspaper:

  • Short video commercial about the Advocate that you can show in church, Sunday schools, Bible studies and other venues
  • Speakers who can come to your church
  • Bulletin inserts you can print and pop right into your Sunday bulletin
  • And more

In preparation for this special day, the Advocate is also sending churches several free copies of the May Advocate next month to place in their narthex or welcome center and lift up from the pulpit on Advocate Awareness Day.

“It is our fervent hope that increased readership of the Advocate will increase the Connection—after all, the more that people learn through the Advocate, the stronger disciples they can be,” said Advocate Editor Jessica Brodie.

The Advocate has been earning a reputation as one of the best newspapers in the denomination, winning award after award (64 in the last five years) from the state press association and United Methodist Association of Communicators.

To talk to the Advocate about coming to your church on Advocate Awareness Day or providing any of these or other resources, contact Brodie at or 803-735-8772.


  • What’s the latest stanceof The UMC on gay/lesbian?

    Thank you,

    Freddie Harmon
    Buford St. UMC.

    • Only the General Conference (held every four years, the last in 2012 and the next in 2016) speaks for The United Methodist Church. When the lay and clergy delegates to General Conference approve a statement, it is published in the Book of Discipline and/or the Book of Resolutions. These words come from the people of The United Methodist Church. Click on this link and it’ll tell you exactly what the denomination says about homosexuality:

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