Thursday, July 30, 2009

What is Connectional Giving?

It’s as simple as people coming together, combining their money to accomplish something bigger than themselves. United Methodists support apportioned and designated funds through their connectional gifts. The General Conference establishes budgets for the denomination’s general funds. These are divided among annual conferences, based on a specific formula. In addition, individuals, local churches, districts and annual conferences may make monetary gifts to the designated funds, of which 100 percent goes directly to a specific project or ministry. Together, apportioned and designated funds represent our connectional giving.

By combining several smaller gifts into a larger amount, we can effect change across the world. Individual churches can minister to a small area; however, as a connectional church, we can do big things, all in the name of Jesus Christ.

Please encourage your congregation to give 100% to all the Apportion Funds: Africa University, Black College Fund, Episcopal Fund, General Administration Fund, Interdenominational Cooperation Fund, Ministerial Education Fund and the World Service Fund.

You can give directly online to help support any of the Special Sundays with offerings: Human Relations Day, Native American Ministries, One Great Hour of Sharing, Peace with Justice, United Methodist Student Day and World Communion Sunday.


Lladale Carey
Web Coordinator
United Methodsit Communications

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