Advocate Awareness Day

advocate-awareness-day-052216Every year in May, the Advocate holds its annual awareness day, which is intended to help churches, pastors and individuals understand the Advocate’s newspaper ministry.

Founded in 1837, the Advocate is the oldest newspaper in Methodism and has won more than 100 journalism excellence awards since 2010. It has a reputation as one of the best religious publications in existence today.

Advocate Awareness Day 2018 is set for Sunday, May 20, 2018.

“The Advocate is the oldest newspaper in Methodism, which is a great honor for South Carolina, yet we’re learning many people still do not know about our newspaper ministry,” said Advocate Editor Jessica Brodie. “We think all United Methodists should know about this important resource and informational tool.”

Advocate Awareness Day is a chance for congregations to understand what the Advocate does in fostering a connectional church, as well as some of its newest ventures, including church plan partnerships and book-publishing through the Advocate Press.

The Advocate has a number of free materials available for churches to use on Advocate Awareness Day:

If this year’s specific Advocate Awareness Day does not work for your church, feel free to hold an Advocate Awareness Day any day throughout the year. The idea is to help your church members become aware of this first-rate newspaper and use it as a tool for stronger discipleship and connectionalism.

To talk to the Advocate about speaking at your church on Advocate Awareness Day or another Sunday, contact Jessica Brodie at or 803-786-9486, ext. 338.


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