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Celebrating a $2 million Easter gift

Rev. Rick Blunt in front of Okemos Community Church.

The Okemos Community Church recently surprised 3,660 Michigan families when each received a letter informing them that their medical debt had been covered by the church. In total, the congregation… Continue Reading Celebrating a $2 million Easter gift

Foundation honors four congregations

UMF

Four Michigan United Methodist congregations were recipients of a steward leader award, given by the United Methodist Foundation of Michigan.

Foundation director offers insights

Foundation reports growth

What is the impact of denominational changes on the United Methodist Foundation of Michigan? Director David S. Bell explains.

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.

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