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5 stewardship lessons from a homecoming

Greeting people at church

On a not-so-good visit to the church where he grew up, Ken Sloane learns a few things about hospitality and stewardship and shares them.

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.

Apply now for stewardship award

Award has $2,500 gift

The Wayne C. Barrett Steward Leader Award honors up to four United Methodist congregations each year for their exemplary stewardship ministry.

UM Foundation reports strong year

Foundation helps grow cdollars

In 2021 the United Methodist Foundation of Michigan provided over $100,000 in scholarships and $24,000 in virtual technology grants supporting pastors and local churches. And that’s not all.

‘The earth is the Lord’s’

Earth and water in Charlevoix

When it comes to creation, the Rev. John Hice calls for mindfulness, saying, “Can’t we often ask ourselves, ‘How does this thing I’m doing help or hurt God’s earth?’”

Simple practices encourage generosity

Fruits of generosity

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

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!

Abuzz about bees and faith

Bees and honey in Liberia

“I never feel more connected to the earth and to God than when I’m surrounded by a million venomous insects,” says  Jay Williams about his relationship with bees.

Foundation helps equip leaders

UM Foundation makes news

The Rev. David Bell, United Methodist Foundation of Michigan, says, “We are dedicating more and more resources … to pastoral leadership.”

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