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The Ministry Resource Guide offers new resources for your ministry! This guide, published by the General Council on Finance and Administration, is designed to help local churches and other United Methodist ministries easily find vetted ministry partners who offer solutions to your church.

  • Savings on products for your church projects and missions
  • Non-traditional revenue streams to fund your local ministries
  • Upgrade your current practices with cost-saving software and apps

God has given you the mission you need to do. We can help you with that “doing!”

What can Home Depot do for your ministry?

Home Depot has created the Home Depot Pro Xtra Loyalty Program to benefit local United Methodist Churches and Global UM Ministries.

  • Buy More, Save More – the lowest price possible on large orders
  • NO COST to participate
  • NO MINIMUM SPENDING REQUIREMENT to access
  • Discounts and savings specifically for your United Methodist ministry
  • Account registration is FREE and EASY!

Email the Home Depot Pro Account Rep, Michael Daniel at Michael_R_Daniel@HomeDepot.com.

The Star in Bethlehem Awaits You!

Better to see something once than hear about it a thousand times. - Asian Proverb

You have heard the Christmas story all your life. Now it is time to see the sites of the Christmas story in person. The Bible will come alive when you visit the Holy Land in person.

  • Touch the star that commemorates the traditional site of Jesus’ birth in the Church of the Nativity
  • Visit the Shepherds Fields
  • Explore the places of Jesus life and ministry in Nazareth, Capernaum, the Sea of Galilee, and Jerusalem
  • Walk the Via Dolorosa and remember Jesus’ death and resurrection in Jerusalem

Educational Opportunities Tours has been serving clergy, individuals, and churches of The United Methodist Church for over 47 years and is the leader in Holy Land travel for Christians in the United States. Whether you join one of our many scheduled departure dates or organize a customized itinerary for yourself or a small group, we look forward to helping you plan your life-changing Holy Land experience for 2021 or 2022.

Start your journey to the star in Bethlehem and the Holy Land by visiting www.eo.travel/holyland or calling 800-247-0017.

The UMC rooftop solar program will offer reduced operating expenses by offsetting the amount of electricity each church consumes from their local power company. Additionally, this program directly aligns to the United Methodist social principles to contribute to the betterment of humanity and stewardship of the natural world by reducing each church’s carbon footprint.

This program is available to churches of all sizes and will be organized within the church’s District. Getting started only takes a few minutes. Just click the "Start Now" button below to sign-up for a no-risk assessment of your church’s solar potential. Once our team has completed your free assessment, we will follow up on the next steps of your journey to a solar powered future.

How to Have the Strong Season of Giving Your Church Needs

Most church budgets are in the red until December. And with COVID-19 putting limitations on gatherings, your church’s budget is in jeopardy. But don’t worry, Vanco has helped tens of thousands of churches grow giving through their eGiving and engagement tools. And we have created a free guide from our work that outlines the keys to success you need to know. So, if you’re looking to not only have a strong season of giving but sustain that growth throughout 2021, check out our free resource “5 Ways to Have a Strong Giving Season.”

Have you been struggling to find effective ways to inform your church of frequent changes and updates, to maintain and build meaningful connections virtually, or to find the time to care for the spiritual health of yourself and others? By adding a few new tools to your digital strategy, your church can engage your community and expand your reach even amidst a season of unpredictability and vulnerability. Discover five of the best ways to maintain a safe environment, keep your community informed and engaged, fuel your ministry, and ultimately spread the gospel to the ends of the earth.

Ecolab is proud to partner with Guest Supply and the United Methodist Church to bring you the necessary products and solutions to help you and your congregation stay safe and healthy in 2021.

With Ecolab’s solutions you can ensure your operations run smoothly and your congregation gathers in a space that is cleaned, sanitized and disinfected to the highest standards. Contact us to learn more about the Ecolab Peroxide Disinfectant that is EPA approved to kill the Corona Virus in 30 seconds.

Ecolab is the global leader in water, hygiene and infection prevention solutions and services. Every day, we help make the world cleaner, safer and healthier – protecting people and vital resources.

If you need help figuring out what your church might need, reach out to Ronald Wilson from Guest Supply at rwilson@guestsupply.com or 757-477-6718. He can arrange an in-person or virtual consultation.

Financial Solutions Within The United Methodist Connection

One of the things we’d like to share with all is our participation in the funding of Payroll Protection Program (PPP) loans to our UM churches.

Our credit unions processed as follows:

  • Number of churches receiving loans…………428
  • Dollars received……………………………………….....$14.3 million
  • Jobs saved…………………………………………………...1700

Discounts on Personal Protective Equipment for UMC Ministries

As a UMC Ministry Partner, OTG Masks is pleased to offer an exclusive program to United Methodist Ministries for the procurement of facial coverings. With safety as our #1 priority, our product offerings have been curated to support the guidance from national agencies including the CDC, FDA, and Department of Education. Our products include:

  • 3-ply Disposable Face Masks for Adults and Children
  • KN95 Filtering Masks for Adults and Children
  • Reusable Face Shields

UMC Ministries receive 22% discounts when using the coupon code “UMC22”.

Click here to learn more, or visit our website at www.OTGmasks.com

Gift Giving - Holidays & Beyond

SHOP: Each purchase made when using UMCmarket.org generates a donation for your selected church.

SAVE: Over 2,000 partner stores offer great deals or UMCmarket members. Whether you are buying for family, friends, your business (or yourself!), there's a deal for you.

SHARE: Tell a friend about how easy it is to shop UMCmarket.org and when they join, their purchases will benefit your church, too!

Comprehensive. Complete. Meets or exceeds minimum guidelines.

The mission of The United Methodist Insurance Program is to put our faith in action by helping churches protect their people, property and finances through insurance and risk management.

We can help you protect your church with new and enhanced coverage that meets the minimum insurance guidelines for UMC Churches. We provide:

  • Property and Casualty Coverage
  • General Liability
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Cyber Liability
  • Trip and Travel Protection
  • Background Screenings
  • And MORE!

Call 866-203-0777 for a FREE rate quote today or visit us at www.uminsure.org.

We offer low cost, quality services to local churches, annual conferences, and UMC-affiliated ministries, including:

  • Human Resources – assessments, audits, recruitment, timekeeping software, compensation studies
  • Information Technology – assessments, consulting, audio/visual assessments and purchasing, internet based phones, managed help desk, back up and recovery, Great Plains accounting software, data security and firewalls, hosting and security
  • Travel and Meeting Planning – online event registration, visa management program for missions trips, pre- and post- event assessments, onsite services, meeting app
  • Finance – corporate credit card program, payroll solutions
  • Communications and Marketing – assessments, rebranding, campaign materials creation, graphic design

Contact us and let us know how we can assist you.

Email: ConnectionalRelations@gcfa.org

Phone: 866-367-4232