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Amazing Grace: New Name of the UMCH Work Day Offering

Bob Bruder-Mattson President and CEO The United Methodist Children’s Home God’s amazing grace weaves through all our shared experiences here at the United Methodist Children’s Home.   We saw it a few weeks ago when a three-year-old child arrived to us at 1 a.m. to be placed into one of our foster homes. He wore clothes that were way too big and shoes that were way too small. We didn’t have anything in storage that fit him, and because of the late hour, no stores were open. When we shared our ...

John Wesley UMC Tackles 100 Little Things To Improve the Church

By Ansley Brackin NGUMC Communications Specialist A little change can go a long way; a hundred days of little changes can make a difference. When Rev. Steve Thomas arrived at John Wesley UMC of Norcross in June, he began to consider affordable ways to freshen up the church. The 100 Days, 100 Things challenge began on August 1st. The goal of the next couple of months is to find small, simple ways to improve the look and feel of the church, and also provide current members with a feeling of ...

UM Connectional Credit Union Introduces Mobile Check Depositing Service

A number of United Methodist Connectional Federal Credit Union members have been patiently asking for it, and now UMC FCU is excited to announce that the wait is over! The credit union has partnered with Sprig by CO-OP, a smartphone, tablet and web app that will allow members to make check deposits using the camera on their mobile device. In addition, they can check account balances, transfer between accounts (including accounts from other Sprig participating credit unions), pay loans from one...

UMC Market Moves to New Website

The General Council on Finance and Administration announced today that the UMCmarket program has moved to UMCmarket.net. Moving forward, churches and other organizations can continue to participate in the program through our new site, UMCmarket.net. Any churches that previously signed up for the program will be automatically enrolled at the new address. The new site offers enhanced features for users including: New browser applications with improved functionality that works with all browsers. ...

'Ministry Protection Memos' Are Valuable Resource

United Methodist Insurance provides articles, checklists, sample forms, and more, to assist churches with risk management programs. At their website, find Ministry Protection Memos (MPMs) designed to help your congregation manage risk, make better decisions, and fulfill your stewardship obligations. Topics include playground safety, food safety, pastors' handing of discretionary funds, protecting church contributions, securing your facilities, preventing lightening strikes and many more.  Find...

Credit Union Expands Scholarship Eligibility to Include Graduate Students

The United Methodist Connectional Federal Credit Union (UMC FCU) is now accepting applications for the 2014 UMC FCU Scholarship. In an effort to include the UMC's many graduate students, the credit union has expanded the age eligibility to ages 17-35. The application must be received in UMC FCU offices by April 30, 2014. The UMC FCU will award four $1,000 scholarships again this year. One winning applicant will be chosen from each of the credit union's four conferences: North Georgia, ...

Legacy Ministry: Year-Long Webinar Series Begins in October

Georgia UM Foundation Offers 12-Part Series to Help Churches Start an Endowment Program For 142 years, generations of White's Chapel UMC members have fulfilled the Church’s mission by loving God and neighbors, introducing the world to Christ, helping struggling families, and ministering to the homeless. But hard times struck recently and the church was faced with foreclosure. White’s Chapel UMC members prayed for a solution to save their church. Relief came unexpectedly and they were able to ...

Georgia United Methodist Foundation Annual Report Now Available

The Georgia United Methodist Foundation’s “Sowing Seeds of Faith for Future Generations” 2012 Annual Report is now available. View the PDF. To receive a copy, please contact 770-449-6726 or 877-220-5664 or email ddurie@gumf.org.

New Term Life Insurance Program for UMs Benefits the Church and Members

Nashville, TN – The General Council on Finance and Administration (GCFA) Office of Corporate Partnership is announcing a new program that has the potential to benefit local churches, members and their families. The term life insurance program provides a financial security tool for church  members.   The mission of the Dream Company’s “Insuring the Future” term life insurance program is to educate families and guide them to financial well-being through investment in a forward-thinking plan that ...

UMCmarket: Financial Initiative Benefits Local Church Members

The General Council on Finance and Administration (GCFA) Office of Corporate Partnership is announcing a new program. UMCmarket that will allow members of The United Methodist Church the opportunity to shop  online at some of their favorite places while generating a donation  to their local church.    UMCmarket – Online shopping to benefit the local church UMCmarket, an online shopping community designed especially for members of The United Methodist Church, provides a portal to access popular ...

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