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Empower generosity, make a difference

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The United Methodist Foundation of Michigan embraces its mission of empowering individuals and faithful communities to make a meaningful difference in the world.

Are we sustaining members?

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Sherry Parker-Lewis explains that we give because we are held, carried, and supported by the One who saves. Our gifts are our embodied gratitude.

Bartelmay to join foundation staff

Brad Bartelmay

The United Methodist Foundation of Michigan has hired the Rev. Brad Bartelmay as the Senior Director of Mentored Learning.

Four UM churches honored for generosity

Church receiving award, grant

The United Methodist Foundation of Michigan recently named four United Methodist churches as leaders in generosity and stewardship.

Assembling the dream finance team

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Rev. Dr. Sherry Parker-Lewis recommends creating a well-rounded “dream team” that brings together a variety of skills and gifts to steward your church’s finances.

UM Foundation seeks generous churches

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Does your congregation have a generous spirit, and could you use a financial boost to increase your mission to the community? Apply for a $2,500 steward leader grant by Mar.… Continue Reading UM Foundation seeks generous churches

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.

Sending ‘God’s money’ to school

Thank you note to Vicksburg UMC

In 2021, gifts from the Endowment Fund of Vicksburg United Methodist Church provided $30,000 in scholarships and an additional $16,000 for school supplies for village scholars.

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… Continue Reading Mission and love drive generous giving

Sherry Parker-Lewis

From: Heritage District — Brighton: First UMC.  To: United Methodist Foundation of Michigan. This full-time appointment is effective July 1, 2020.

The Michigan Conference