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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Though dispirited following the 2019 General Conference, the people of The United Methodist Church rallied in giving to denomination-wide ministries.
Pray. Study. Serve. Give. These are ways your congregation can prepare for General Conference 2020, meeting in Minneapolis, May 5-15.
Directors of the Board of Global Ministries express pain over the divide that has occurred since the special General Conference.
The United Methodist Foundation of Michigan is accepting local church applications for the 2019 Wayne C. Barrett Steward Leader Award.
A stewardship consultant, J. Clif Christopher, says that relationship building is the key factor in encouraging donors to give generously.