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UMCOR monitoring Chile after earthquake

The Committee on Relief, which is in touch with humanitarian partners in northern Chile, requests your prayers for survivors of magnitude 8.2 temblor Read More

Coins spill from jar. Photo illustration by Kathryn Price.

Coin calendar helps families focus on others during Lent

It's not too late to use Lent as a good time to remember all we have and how little others may have. Resource gives daily ideas to support those in need. Download

FAQs: Giving

Individuals tithe or pledge money to their church, and each local church gives a portion, or apportionment, to the larger church. Read More

Where can I find resources on fundraising?

Need help finding fundraising resources? Read More

Should pastors have access to records of personal giving?

Learn the answer to this frequently asked question. Read More

Jomacio Cassava plays with the package for a long lasting insecticide-treated mosquito net provided by the MENTOR Initiative at his home in the Cacilhas village near Huambo, Angola.

$1.1 million donation toward war on malaria

Barbara Ferguson’s gift to Imagine No Malaria — the largest ever given from an individual donor — will help save lives. Read More

What does the United Methodist Church say about tithing?

What does it mean to "tithe"? How much is the appropriate amount? Read More

Philippines Typhoon: The Church Responds

After the devastation of Haiyan, the church is responding with relief and support. Read the latest news, find resources, donate. Read More

Apportioned Funds

The main way we support the ministries of the church is through our apportioned funds, a method of giving that proportionally allocates the churchwide budget to conferences and local churches. Read More

Historic UMC Giving Tuesday is Record-Breaking Day for Mission

Thanks to the generosity of United Methodists around the world, more than 880 projects and missionaries will receive a financial boost to help them meet their mission goals. Read More

Spiritual Gifts: Giving

The gift of giving is the deep commitment to provide whatever resources are needed to support God’s will and plan. Read More

UM Global AIDS Fund Aims at Saving Newborns from HIV

The United Methodist Global AIDS Fund (UMGAF) Committee announced they will initiate a one-year focus on preventing transmission of HIV/AIDS from mothers to babies during pregnancy, labor, delivery or breastfeeding as part of their new Just Save One initiative. Read More

apportionment

The share each annual conference or local church pays to support international, national and regional (annual conference) mission.Source: Sharing God's Gifts Glossary of United Methodist Terms Read More

The ABCs of back-to-school outreach

Whether your congregation is large or small, you can learn creative ways to reach out to students and families in a new academic year. Read More

United Methodists ready kids for school

Special back-to-class events offer resources and fun for families, along with a chance to see the church in action. Read More

The Church in China: To serve God, society

For the past 28 years, the Amity Foundation has worked to assist those on the margins of Chinese society. Read More

U.S. envoy encourages Côte d’Ivoire students

"Practice, practice, practice," urges ambassador in visit with wife to United Methodist Secondary School. Read More

Oklahoma climbs back after multiple tornadoes

United Methodists in Oklahoma extend relief work to areas hit by massive May 31 tornado, widest on record. Read More

Aviation ministry gets new wings and a prayer

Slideshow: After United Methodists raised more than $2.1 million, supporters blessed plane bound for medical mission in the Congo. View

Church vitality: How do you define it?

Leaders across the denomination ponder that question even as they try to increase the number of highly vital churches. Read More

Chabadza! Zimbabwe-Norway project pays off

Tradition of lending a helping hand results in new medical facility for mothers and babies and other projects on the boards. Read More

Disaster recovery: Indiana town bounces back

One year after tornado levels Henryville, pastor says, "When we bind together as the body of Christ, we are a force to be reckoned with." Read More

Haiti 2013: Rebuilding St. Martin Methodist

Worship in St. Martin today is far different from that Sunday in 2010 when Haitian Methodists stood among rubble. Fifth in a series. Read More

Haiti 2013: Methodist staff rebuild homes

United Methodist groups find way to help Haitian staff of Methodist Guest House construct homes lost in 2010 earthquake. Fourth in a series. Read More

Haiti 2013: Future seen through eyes of a ‘kid’

For rural families in two communities in Haiti, goats are the gift that keeps on giving. Third in a series. Read More

Haiti 2013: Bringing light to darkest slum

A friend to Haiti since 2002, now missionary of a Florida church, Seung Don Kim walks with Haiti's children. First story in a series. Read More

Church responds to Mozambique flood

Heavy rains washed away homes, crops and livestock, affecting 140,000. Several church entities are rushing aid. Read More

2012: A year’s worth of disasters

As pain stretched across continents and touched some places already damaged, United Methodists throughout the connection responded. Read More

East Africa treasurer responds to audits

Charles Bamutya's public response follows move to set a lower salary for his bishop until accounting issues are resolved. Read More

2012: Hunger spiked when disaster struck

Whether natural or economic, disasters have driven up need for food assistance this year. Read More

2012: Church outreach up despite fewer funds

Despite budget cuts, program agencies say 'thanks' for the support, recall accomplishments and look ahead to 2013-16. Read More

Christmas giving blesses giver, receiver

At United Methodist alternative-giving markets, shoppers find that compassion, not consumerism, is the best way to honor the Christ-child. Read More

Agency lowers East Africa bishop’s salary

Unprecedented action will remain in place until Bishop Daniel Wandabula and his office are in full compliance following audit. Read More

‘Giving Tuesday’ to keep Christ in Christmas

Amid the bargain-hunting hype, generous givers seek opportunities to feed hungry, fight malaria, offer relief, nurture leaders and more. Read More

Ohio church sews quilts of love for Congo ill

Raising money to buy a new plane for Congo ministry wasn't enough for a congregation that also wanted a personal touch. Read More

N.C. churches benefit from ‘labor of love’

Historic St. George United Methodist is one of many to use conference construction ministry program. Read More

Placemats make point on food rights

Church World Service offers discussion tips, recipes, worship aids and action ideas for churches to mark World Food Day on October 16. Read More

United Methodists working to connect Haiti

Communications agency, church volunteers, nonprofit combine to establish technology centers to help Haitians support themselves. Read More

Finance agency asks for E. Africa funds cutoff

Agency's board of directors also approves filing of formal complaint with College of Bishops against Bishop Wandabula. Read More

Judicial ruling sought on East Africa funds

Western PA Conference questions about use of mission funds in East Africa projects are part of controversy surrounding bishop's actions. Read More

Health kits delight Louisiana school kids

'God was all over the place,' pastor says, as caring United Methodists gave - and continue to give - of time and treasure. Read More

Emerging S. Sudan now faces malaria battle

United Methodists are working to help newest nation in world as it puts behind 50 years of one war only to fight another. Read More

9/11 Memorial in Shanksville

In 2001, passengers of Flight 93 gave their lives to save others in the path of a hijacked plane. Now a permanent memorial in Pa. honors them. View

Grandmother builds orphanage in Africa

Grandparents Day is Sunday. Kay Oursler joined the Peace Corps at 65 and felt God's call to become "Bibi" (grandmother) to orphans in Tanzania. Read More

Needed help reaches those in Isaac’s path

At the Mississippi Conference's request, Bill Carr brought supplies from the Memphis Conference to in the middle of the hurricane. Read More

United Methodists respond to Isaac’s wrath

As rescue efforts continued in Louisiana, first responders went to work, people filled cleaning buckets and generous givers reached out. Read More

After Haiti impact, U.S. braces for Isaac

A United Methodist work team from Louisiana rode out the storm in Haiti but now prepares for pounding at home. Read More

UMTV: Child Advances Missions

Hadley Davis is not 12 yet, but she's raised hundreds of dollars for UMCOR. She likes to share ideas. "No one can say no to a little kid." View

Conferences talk bishops, focus areas

United Methodist U.S. annual (regional) conferences and central conferences tackle a variety of issues during 2012 meetings. Read More

Volunteers change world in 1,500 places

Fun runs, block parties, picnics, malaria fundraisers-and more-connected United Methodists to their communities. Read More

United Methodists ready to Change the World

More than 1,500 congregations, charges, districts and conferences around the globe take the church into the community. Read More

Iowa church was shelter in the storm

Congregation's decision not to lock its doors leaves a safe haven for a family of five as tornados wreak havoc through Central Plains. Read More

Better child nutrition brings economic gain

UMCOR, Church World Service join '1000 Days' movement focusing on effects of malnutrition. "Food is the first medicine." Read More

Mixed blessings in new U.S. church numbers

Declining membership trend continues; 2010 giving to UMCOR up 146 percent and direct giving to causes jumps 29 percent. Read More

Breadfruit flour effort aims to enrich Haiti

Despite obstacles, Hennepin Avenue church in Minneapolis works toward innovative project to provide food and jobs. Read More

Methodists cooperate in Haiti’s recovery

Two years after the devastating earthquake, church partners measure progress toward recovery in many ways. Read More

Oklahoma church sends Bibles to Congo

United Methodist pastor at General Conference hears story of pastors without Bibles and starts effort to send God's word. Read More

United Methodists reach out at Christmas

In diverse ways, congregations, conference employees and others shared resources, time and talents to brighten holiday for others. Read More

Minnesotans add $2 million to malaria fight

Fundraising sets new mark for United Methodist regional conferences as Imagine No Malaria effort total now exceeds $19 million. Read More

UMTV: Santa’s Toymakers at Church

Church 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

Church Empowers the Poor

A Nashville congregation welcomes those living in poverty and gives people who may have had many obstacles in life some new opportunities. View

Family Vacation from Cancer

Church gives trips to those dealing with disease. "It takes their childhood away. When you get to just have fun, that's giving a piece of that back." View

Memorial Honors Military

6,400 ribbons pay homage to service people killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. "People have grown cold to the fact men and women are still dying." View

Hope for Inmates

Chaplain champions the HOPE program, a support group in which prisoners write letters to children in Africa and send money for school fees. View

Mother for African Orphans: Kay Oursler

Kay Oursler is a person whose life has had many different chapters. Now the Arkansan lives in Tanzania most of the year to fulfill a pledge to help orphans. View

Deportations Leave Teen Alone

When Jasmine Franco's parents had to leave the U.S., church friends gave her shelter. Now she is the first in her family to go to college. View

RVers Repair Churches

A group of retirees is giving up some free time to offer free repairs for congregations. View

UMCOR Spring Storms

Leaders say the relief agency has already responded to as many storms as in all of 2010, and almost as many as in 2009. View

Pastor ayuda como chofer escolar

Un pastor que recibió mucha ayuda para completar sus estudios, ahora se asegura que otros estudiantes tengan lo necesario para terminar la escuela. View

Tornado Losses, Lessons:  Rev. Kelly Clem

The Rev. Kelly Clem lost her child and her church in a 1994 tornado. Now she is comforting others recovering from storms. View

Driving Kids To Graduate

One pastor who had a lot of help completing his studies is now making sure other students have what they need to finish school. View

Creative and Colorblind Church

The Rev. Kirbyjon Caldwell's forward thinking is embodied in his non-traditional choice in a new associate pastor. View

Omaha Grows Community Care

United Methodists came together in Omaha, Nebraska for a unique effort to reach out to their neighbors and help change the world. View

Mentoring and Ministry: Rev. Kirbyjon Caldwell

In three decades of leading one of the largest congregations in the U. S., the Rev. Kirbyjon Caldwell has developed his own style of preaching, and his own strong opinions about staying vital. View

UMTV: Car Care for Single Moms

Church makes mothers' day. "They came for free gas, but the look in their eyes when you said 'I would be glad to pray for you' was a God moment." View

Malaria video in Times Square

Right now, in the heart of New York City, a message of need is being broadcast to more than 1.5 million people who pass through Times Square every day. Imagine No Malaria, a ministry of The United Methodist Church, is airing a video message to underscore the urgent need to fight... Read More

Malaria Lab Fights Killer

Andrea Henkel is a scientist with personal reasons to Imagine No Malaria. She got malaria in Togo and children close to her died from the disease. View

Imagine No Malaria mobile app

On World Malaria Day, The United Methodist Church's Imagine No Malaria campaign is using technology to fight mosquitoes with the launch of a new mobile application that keeps mosquitoes away and also raises funds for the fight against malaria. Read More

Documentary helps fight malaria

Imagine No Malaria, a ministry of The United Methodist Church, has produced a documentary to increase awareness and action against malaria, a disease that kills a child in Africa every 45 seconds. Read More

Congo Pilot Medical Missions: Gaston Ntambo

Meet the son of an African bishop who found his calling in the cockpit of a rescue plane. View

Malaria Ravages Congo Poor

George Clooney's malaria made news but in Africa, the disease is ever-present. The UMC offers aid but it came too late for one woman's family. View

One Year Later: Haiti Quake Survivor

The Rev. Jim Gulley was trapped for 3 days under the Hotel Montana. The tragedy served to strengthen his resolve to change lives in Haiti. View

Church Adopts Haiti

Bronwen and Bill Pope adopted two sons from Haiti. Now their friends at church make clothes for children affected by the earthquake. View

United Methodists provide mosquito nets to prevent malaria in Sierra Leone

The people of The United Methodist Church will provide nearly 400,000 insecticide-treated mosquito nets to people throughout the Bo district of southern Sierra Leone beginning November 26. Read More

World Malaria Day 2011: Host a Malaria House Party

The United Methodist Church's Imagine No Malaria campaign is asking United Methodists to support a lifesaving cause by hosting a malaria house party for World Malaria Day, April 25, 2011, or in the months leading up to the event. Read More

Handouts for the Homeless

It's happened to most everyone. Chances are someone has come up to you on the street and asked for a handout. They might share a hard luck story, or just plead for spare cash. Read More

New Advance Project Guide Now Available

Almost a thousand projects and programs in 100 countries are included in the new Giving Resource Guide from The Advance, the United Methodist designated mission giving channel. Read More

Zimbabwe’s Economic Woes Create Urgent Funding Need

Operating in a nation beset by economic and political crises, Africa University has issued an urgent plea for United Methodist congregations to fulfill their 2008 financial obligations to the Zimbabwe-based school. Read More

New Malaria Vaccine Offers Promise for Future

The chief executives of two United Methodist agencies have welcomed with cautious optimism report of the safe use of a vaccine that reduced malaria infection among infants in Mozambique. Read More

United Methodists Over Halfway to Nothing But Nets Goal More Than $1.75 Million Raised for Mosquito

"The "Send a net. Save a life." message has gained momentum across the church. Read More

How are local church apportionments figured?

Learn more about local church apportionments. Read More