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Vanco Payment Solutions has worked with GCFA and local churches to grow successful electronic giving programs since 2002. Offer your members and guests the giving options they prefer with Give+. Read More

A man eats a chili dog at Carraway United Methodist also known as the

United Methodist Hot Dog Church

Church cooks use food for fundraisers and to welcome newcomers. 'If we can show them the love we have, maybe they’ll go to church.’ View

Family Fosters 100 Children: Ralph and Sue Hillman

Sue Hillman felt a call to help those in need. "This voice, and I knew it was God, said, 'I want you to take care of babies." View

Bikers exercise while generating electricity at the green gym at Cass Community Social Services, part of Cass Community United Methodist Church in downtown Detroit. UMNS photos by Jess Warnock. Accompanies UMNS story #023. 1/10/12.; A UMNS photo by Jess Warnock

UMTV: Green Gym At Church

A United Methodist pastor is leading a revolution - a green revolution. Donated exercise equipment and discarded tires provide jobs and power. View

Image of Methodist Bishop Gilbert Haven. Courtesy: Archives and History.

Methodist History: Bishop Fought Slavery

Gilbert Haven lived in the 19th-century but was progressive in his stances to end slavery, allow interracial marriage, and grant ordination of women. View

UMTV: Worship and Workout

Pastor at gym stresses faith, fitness all week. "I look at the YMCA like the woman at the well. People come here. I provide that spiritual connect." View

Volunteers place wreaths on every gravestone at Central Texas Veterans Cemetery at Killeen.

Holiday Wreaths for Veterans

Some volunteers in Texas have chosen to honor soldiers' sacrifices with a special holiday tradition. View

Job seekers network at event held by Roswell United Methodist Church near Atlanta, Ga. Video image courtesy of United Methodist Communications.

United Methodist Church Welcomes Job Seekers

Meet church members who use their spiritual, and professional gifts, to support those looking for work. View

Volunteers at East Lake United Methodist Church in Palm Harbor, Florida make toys for kids in need. Video image by United Methodist Communications.

Santa’s Toymakers at Church

United Methodist volunteers have made 25,000 toys for kids in need. "It's not just what's going in the box, it's what's going on inside that building." View

Apportionment Thank You

Thank You for Your Gifts!

Together we can do so much more than on our own.  This idea is embedded in our connectional United Methodist Church.  And, our connectional giving in support of the apportioned and designated funds is an example of how we live out... Read More

Nashville Agencies Host Nordic-Baltic Area Cabinet

On January 5, the General Council on Finance and Administration (GCFA) was one of several agencies that hosted the Nordic and Baltic Area Cabinets.  The group, headed by Bishop Christian  Alsted, visited with the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM), Discipleship Ministries (GBOD), the United Methodist Publishing... Read More

Esta Basye had a dream of a sewing ministry and made it come true by founding the Women’s Fellowship at Poetry United Methodist Church, in Poetry, Texas. UMNS photo by Sam Hodges

Tiny church’s sewing group comforts thousands with cloth

The Women’s Fellowship at Poetry United Methodist offers members sewing, service and community. Read More

The Rev. Mark Holland joins a Meals on Wheels route in Kansas City, Kansas. He’s pastor of Trinity Community Church, a United Methodist congregation, as well as mayor of Kansas City, Kansas. Photo courtesy Mark Holland

Mayor remains church pastor, thanks to dad

Role reversal has father serving as son’s associate at a United Methodist church. Read More

UMTV: Border Separates Families at Christmas

For those divided by the border fence between San Diego and Tijuana, the wall is a reminder of Mary and Joseph's experience of rejection. View

Joe Hirsch prays over Franz the cat during a pet blessing. Video image by Clay Kisker, United Methodist Communications.

UMTV: Church Welcomes Pets

Hearts and Paws offers pet adoptions, a prayer hotline, and memorials. People say, "If you take care of my pets, you will take care of me." View

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