The UMC will celebrate Human Relations Day on January 20 and how will you help celebrate this important day? Turn on the news or drive around the outskirts of your town and you will find what Jesus called “the least of these.” Those living in the margins of society, struggling to survive. People like:
An immigrant teenager in Texas’ poorest county, being recruited by a local gang;
A father struggling for sobriety in Little Rock, Arkansas; and
An Oklahoma woman recently released from incarceration looking for work.
Over and over Jesus served people like this, embracing them. And that’s what we want to model as the people of the UMC. To continue the ministry of Jesus, we established Human Relations Day as a Special Sunday that calls all of our churches to participate in helping all God’s children to realize their potential (From UM News Service).