The decline in UMC giving comes as COVID-19 continues its menace and a possible denominational separation is on the horizon.
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 Commission on the General Conference is monitoring vaccinations, VISA availability, and virus related travel restrictions around the world as they continue plans for a 2022 meeting of the law-making… Continue Reading General Conference plans move ahead
Just as Bishop David Bard has taken an interim assignment in Minnesota, other U.S. bishops are receiving additional conferences to shepherd as of September 2, 2021.
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.
Financial forecast … a survey of conferences projects that a 20% decline in local church net expenditures will result in about $41 million less in requested apportionments by 2024.
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.
David Dobbs, Michigan Conference Treasurer and Director of Administrative Services will leave his post and move to Arizona May 1. The position is now open. Apply before May 22.
Though ministry needs are on the rise, giving is down as sanctuaries across the country are filled not with people but with empty pews. The Cares Act includes support for… Continue Reading CARES Act offers churches a boost
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… Continue Reading US membership dips below majority