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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.

Lakeside Chautauqua Stewardship & Generosity Conference

Register NOW for the Lakeside Chautauqua Stewardship & Generosity Conference – August 4-7, 2019 You are invited to register for an outstanding continuing education opportunity.  The United Methodist Foundation of Michigan, along with several other United Methodist Foundations throughout the Midwest, has partnered with Lakeside Chautauqua for the past few years in a multi-day learning… Continue Reading Lakeside Chautauqua Stewardship & Generosity Conference

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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United Methodist Foundation of Michigan presents a Wayne C. Barrett Award.

The United Methodist Foundation of Michigan is accepting local church applications for the 2019 Wayne C. Barrett Steward Leader Award.

People give to people

Two people shake hands

A stewardship consultant, J. Clif Christopher, says that relationship building is the key factor in encouraging donors to give generously.

A new year, a new stillness

Rocky and Pumpkin, two beloved members of the Heisler home.

United Methodists in the state have come through a year of change. Now January 1, 2019 is the official “first day” of the new Michigan Conference.

Joining hands on Giving Tuesday

Two people joining hands

November 27, Giving Tuesday, persons from 11 countries made generous contributions of $624,868 to the United Methodist Advance.  Thank you.

Generous generosity

Helping Hands

Bishop David A. Bard, The Michigan Area, talks about the kind of generosity that begins with the lavish love of God, not with our wallets, check books or credit cards …  If you have not already heard, The United Methodist Church, at its last General Conference in 2016, added a continuing education and evaluation requirement… Continue Reading Generous generosity

Involving young people in stewardship

Young man making payment online

In a “Leading Ideas” feature, Ian Urriola outlines four ways churches can foster a culture of generosity among young people.

Faith is caught, not taught

Duck eating from outstretched hand

Each of us is a “source of blessing or a source of curse” says the director of World Methodist Evangelism.

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