Did You Know UM World Service Fund helps support health all over the world?

Did you know UM World Service Funds help support health all over the world?

One of the four areas of focus for the United Methodist Church is Abundant Health for all. This initiative has a vision to reach 1 million children with life-saving interventions. We believe every child is a life filled with promise and potential, yet, every five seconds a child dies from preventable causes. The United Methodist Church has a sacred calling to ensure abundant health for all children, engaging disciples to be agents of God’s healing transformation in the world by educating, administer direct health services to those in need, and increased access to medical care. There is a global movement to significantly improve health for all people by 2035, with a specific goal of saving the lives of 15 million children by 2020. This work can be reached through the World Service apportioned funds.


The World Service Fund is one of seven apportioned funds of The United Methodist Church and is the cornerstone for the funding of the connectional system of the United Methodist Church. The World Service Fund provides basic financial support to general agencies, which are especially important to the common vision, mission, and ministry of The United Methodist Church. Through World Service funding, agencies support annual conferences and local congregations in living out God’s mission for the worldwide Church. General agencies also provide essential services and ministries beyond the scope of individual local congregations and annual conferences through services and ministries that are highly focused, flexible, and capable of rapid response.

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Giving for the World Service Fund is through your local church apportionments.
Learn more about the agency that oversee The World Service Fund
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