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Summer BBQ's, pool parties, road trips, and fireworks...this is all coming to a close as back to school season arrives!  For some of us, summer has gone by entirely too quickly. For others, back to school time could not get here sooner!  

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June Tech Tip – UMCARESplus

A couple of years ago, GCFA partnered with the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry on the UMCARES program, the United Methodist Candidate and Record Entry System.  The system went live in 2015.  As a continuation of that program, and for enhanced functionality, GCFA’s in-house developers built... Read More

July Webinar – FLSA Changes

GCFA is proud to present another webinar in our GCFA On-Demand webinar series to bring our resources to you. On Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at 2:00 PM EDT/1:00 PM CDT/11:00 AM PDT, GCFA’s Human Resources and Legal Services Department will present information on the Department of Labor’s (DOL) recently announced... Read More

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

New Year, New UMCmarket continues to expand…just in time for Valentine’s Day

For many of us, the New Year is a time of evaluation, resolutions, and hope for the future. The same can be said for UMCmarket, as we are excited to continue to grow this ministry in support of your ministry. With the recent unveiling of our new and improved UMCmarket... 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

The Season of Giving

UMCMarket Provides Support for United Methodist Ministries   The focus of the Advent season is to celebrate the great love God has for His people by sending the greatest gift.  As we approach the end of the Advent season, we all are reminded that this is first and foremost.... Read More

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


GCFA recently launched a new, online website, UMData, containing general statistical information. 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

Joyfully2UMC Makes Electronic Giving Even Easier

As the population throughout the world becomes more technologically savvy, the trend in electronic contributions continue to rise.  That is just as true for faith based organizations. So, why does e-giving and digital tithing options matter for you and your churches? Vanco Payment Solutions reported at the recent National... Read More


With the recent unveiling of our new and improved platform, United Methodist church members can shop, save, and support, all with the click of their mouse. Read More

Data Storage and Backup Recovery

GCFA Provides Safe Ways to Store Your Data Did you know that people in the US now consider the information stored on their computers as one of their most prized possessions, right after their family and homes? Data storage and backup recovery are topics of discussion in... Read More

Park ‘N Fly Discount for the Connection

Park.  Fly.  Return. Pay.  Cheaper than Ever Another opportunity to save.  The Park ‘N Fly discount program is available to all members of The United Methodist Church – for church and personal travel.  GCFA's Travel and Meeting Planning Department has negotiated a great... Read More

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