“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.
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.
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.
Faced with an ongoing pandemic and denominational uncertainty, United Methodist general agencies are reducing staff while trying to stay true to their missions.
Ken Sloane, Director of Stewardship and Generosity for Discipleship Ministries, thinks “beyond the budget and checkbook” for a healthy start to 2021.
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.
Though dispirited following the 2019 General Conference, the people of The United Methodist Church rallied in giving to denomination-wide ministries.
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.
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.