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Neighbors find love on Green Street

Green Street UMC ingathering of food

When the pandemic struck in Michigan, Green Street United Methodist Church in Hastings found new ways to share Christ’s love with their community.

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.

Thanks, Michigan, for awesome giving!

HAPI thanks Michigan

Churches and members of the 2020 Virtual Michigan Annual Conference supported the yearly mission ingathering at record-breaking levels. The gifts totaled $62,355.  Ministries in Haiti, Liberia, and mid-Michigan are grateful.

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. 

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 giving.

‘No-gathering’ extended to April 30

Worship online from Orchard UMC during no gathering season

Michigan now has the fourth-highest number of COVID-19 cases in the U.S.  At advice of government and public health officials, Bishop Bard calls for no in-person gatherings through April 30, 2020.

Online giving option for churches

Financial impact of potential UMC split

Michigan United Methodists are worshiping on line. But is there an option to give tithes and offerings online? Yes, there is, thanks to the Treasurer’s Office. And the first two months are free.

UMs give as ‘Easter people’

Financial impact of potential UMC split

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

Help your congregation be ready

Pray. Study. Serve. Give. These are ways your congregation can prepare for General Conference 2020, meeting in Minneapolis, May 5-15.

Views on GC2019 and mission

Bishop John Yambasu prays at the 2019 General Conference

Directors of the Board of Global Ministries express pain over the divide that has occurred since the special General Conference.