UMC Shared Ministry Giving

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.  Each annual conference, using its own approved formula, divides these fund requests, along with conference administrative and benevolence fund requests, among local churches.  In addition, individuals, local churches, districts and annual conference may make monetary gifts to the designated funds, of which 100% goes directly to a specific project or ministry.  Together, apportioned and designated funds reqresent our connectional giving.

By combining several small gifts into a larger amount, we can effect change round the world.  As a connectional church, we can do big things, all in the name of Jesus Christ.  

Along with United Methodist Churches around the world Endwell UMC meets their 100% asked giving so that collectively the UMC can engage more fully in global outreach. The 2014 goal is $44,410.

The following videos, which also are being shared during our Sunday services, give more information on Our Giving Opportunities:

Shared on Sunday, March 2:  World Service Fund

                   Sunday, March 9:  Africa University Fund

                   Sunday, March 16:  Black College Fund

                   Sunday, March 23:  Episcopal Fund

                   Sunday, March 30:  General Administration Fund

                   Sunday, April 6:  Interdenominational Cooperation Fund

                   Sunday, April 13:  Ministerial Education Fund