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Wespath celebrates a generous life

Ted Halsted at Lake Louise

The Rev. Ted Halsted, a retired pastor from Michigan, was recently interviewed by Wespath as a man with generosity at the center of his life story.

Thanks for everything, God!

Thanks for pumpkin pie

Sometimes giving thanks is easy. Other times it is hard. Nevertheless, counting blessings is pleasing to God and contributes to a joy-filled life.

Simple practices encourage generosity

Fruits of generosity

Resources from the United Methodist Foundation of Michigan help nurture a culture of generosity.

5 summertime giving tips

Giving joy through ice cream

“The offering is not a transactional experience – it should be transcendent,” says Desie Delve Scheuermann. She suggests five ways to stay ahead of the summer slump in giving.

Barrett Award celebrates generosity

David Bell announcing Barrett Award recipients

The 2021 Wayne C. Barrett Steward Leader Award has been given to Casco UMC, Coldwater UMC, Eastpointe Immanuel UMC, and Saline UMC. Congratulations!

Applications open for Barrett Award

Giving to church

Every year the United Methodist Foundation of Michigan honors four churches with the Wayne C. Barrett Leader Award. Applications for 2021 are being taken through March 15.

Tips that increase online giving

Credit card used for online giving

Security, consistency, framing, and celebration are some key talking points for encouraging and increasing online giving says Pastor Jeremy Steele.

Mission and love drive generous giving

Giving at church

These Michigan congregations have seen an increase in giving during the pandemic. The Rev. David Bell, Executive Director of The United Methodist Foundation of Michigan, talks about drivers of generous… Continue Reading Mission and love drive generous giving

A legacy of gratitude and generosity

A legacy of kindness and pie

In this season of thanksgiving, the Rev. Benton Heisler gives thanks for the legacy he has received from his farming family and his loving God. Grandmother’s poem shaped his life.

Award celebrates the joy of giving

The Wayne C. Barrett Steward Leader Award honors creative outreach by United Methodist congregations and the efforts of a man who taught about generous giving.

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