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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.”

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.

Start 2021 with financial health

Start 2021 with financial strength

Ken Sloane, Director of Stewardship and Generosity for Discipleship Ministries, thinks “beyond the budget and checkbook” for a healthy start to 2021.

Michigan Foundation hires coach

Giving to church

Fall is a time to focus on stewardship. And this fall is especially challenging. The United Methodist Foundation of Michigan has resources for local churches, including a new consultant, the… Continue Reading Michigan Foundation hires coach

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