Advocate Awareness Day to celebrate 182 years of newspaper ministry May 19, 2019

Helping people know about the Advocate’s 182-year newspaper ministry is the goal of Advocate Awareness Day, set for Sunday, May 19, 2019.

“The Advocate is the oldest newspaper in Methodism, and we want to make sure every United Methodist in this state knows about this important resource,” said Advocate Editor Jessica Brodie.

Every 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.

The 2019 Advocate Awareness Day is Sunday, May 19, 2019.

Advocate Awareness Day is a chance for congregations to understand what the newspaper does in fostering a connectional church, as well as its newest venture: book-publishing through the Advocate Press. The Advocate has won 112 awards for journalism excellence since 2010.

The Advocate has many materials for churches to use on Advocate Awareness Day, including a video, speakers, subscription envelopes and bulletin inserts or sample language for your Sunday bulletin.

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 the Advocate 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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