Clergy and laity leadership across The United Methodist Church — attention. When you receive the November/December Interpreter magazine, read it, study it, share it, preach it, teach it. It focuses on The Advance — the United Methodist commitment to second mile giving projects that truly transform the world. In the miasma of bishops sanctioning bishops and people complaining about everything the church doesn’t do or does wrong, we need a message of hope — and this is it. You want to know what we do right? Pay attention to the fantastic work we do through our apportionment giving and our Advance/Advance specials. Leaders, listen up — we need to let people know that they can be proud of The United Methodist Church. It is our responsibility to illuminate the power of our connectional church. It is up to us to help people understand that our giving makes a HUGE difference. Take time to explore the part of our story that all too often gets lost in our disunity and discord. We’ve a story to tell to the nations! Let’s start by making sure we know exactly what the story is!