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Conference takes care of business

Plenary gets down to business

“This is what we are here for.” For many members, the heart of the Annual Conference is the raising of the card to vote on the business at hand.

Leaders consider the UMC’s bottom line

Leaders look at the offering plate

For now, leaders of the General Council on Finance and Administration propose cutting the budget for denomination-wide ministries by nearly a third, starting in 2023.

Finance board gets update on giving

COVID-19 is one factor affecting finance in the UMC reports uptick in giving during COVID

The General Council on Finance and Administration learns of  volatility in apportionment giving across the connection. Collection rates in the first quarter varied widely among the seven general church funds.

General Agencies cutting back

Board of Global Ministries one of agencies making cuts

Faced with an ongoing pandemic and denominational uncertainty, United Methodist general agencies are reducing staff while trying to stay true to their missions.

Start 2021 with financial health

Start 2021 with financial strength

Ken Sloane, Director of Stewardship and Generosity for Discipleship Ministries, thinks “beyond the budget and checkbook” for a healthy start to 2021.

Virtual Michigan AC gets the job done

Mark Doyal managing the Virtual action

The 2020 Virtual Michigan Annual Conference took place on screens across the state on July 26-28. Bishop David Bard presided from a studio in Lansing. The essential mission was accomplished.

UMs give as ‘Easter people’

Financial impact of potential UMC split

Though dispirited following the 2019 General Conference, the people of The United Methodist Church rallied in giving to denomination-wide ministries.

Annual Conference materials online

Greeters at Grand Traverse Resort for 2019 Michigan Conference

The Michigan Annual Conference will convene next week in Acme, Michigan. Find all you need to follow the action that takes place May 30 – June 2.

What UMC budget cuts mean for ministry

Offering plate

UMC general agencies are looking at what a planned budget cut of more than 20% will mean for their work, their staff and the people they serve.

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