Skip Navigation

Glossary: F

Return to glossary index

Finance and Administration, General Council on

The agency that administers the finances and serves as the central treasurer of the denomination. As such it receives and disburses all general funds. The general agencies are accountable to... Read More

fiscal year

Determined by the General Conference for The United Methodist Church to be the same as the calendar year, January 1 through December 31. Source: A Dictionary for United Methodists, Alan K. Waltz,... Read More

font, baptismal

A special container used to hold the water for the sacrament of baptism. The font is often mounted on a pedestal. Generally, in United Methodist churches the baptismal font is... Read More

founding date, the denomination's

The date of the organization of the first of the antecedent denominations of The United Methodist Church. The Methodist Episcopal Church was organized in 1784 at the Christmas Conference in Baltimore,... Read More