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Emmert named interim CFO

Emmert named interim CFO

The Michigan Conference Council on Finance and Administration hires the Rev. Don Emmert as Interim CFO as they pause their search in collaboration with GCFA.

GCFA reports uptick in giving

GCFA reports uptick in giving during COVID

Encouraging news. COVID-19 has left a mark on giving to denomination-wide ministries. GCFA, however, is happy to report a slight rebound in July. 

CARES Act webinar offers help

CARES Act loan webinar

Are you having trouble navigating what GCFA calls “the muddy waters” of COVID-19 loans?  GCFA hosts a webinar to answer your questions on Thursday, April 16.

Headlines from the UM connection

GCFA made headlines around giving

Here are two national and global headlines that should not be missed as we respond to the coronavirus emergency.

UMs give as ‘Easter people’

When the offering plate is not an option

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

US membership dips below majority

Chart shows shift in majority

United Methodist leaders project that at the present time at least half of the denomination lives outside the United States. However, the US delegates to GC 2020  remain in the majority.

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.

Finance board holds on budget cuts

Kennetha Bigham-Tsai discusses budget

Despite a request to reconsider, the board of The United Methodist Church’s finance agency is moving ahead with planned cuts to the denominational budget. 

Task force looks at UMC reserves

A new Reserves Task Force considers how much United Methodist agencies should save for a rainy day.