Offerings and Collections
What Difference Can 1,800 United Methodists Make When They Come to Town?
We are about to find out! As the 2019 Annual Conference gets closer, we are offering an opportunity to truly make a difference while we gather.
Thursday, May 30 during Opening Worship
The majority of the Opening Worship offering will benefit our covenant partners, The Methodist Church of Haiti and The Liberia Annual Conference. A 10% tithe of the opening worship offering received will go to the Michigan Disaster Response and Recovery fund as recommended by Bishop David Bard. This fund allows the Michigan United Methodist Church to initiate response to disasters within the state and to begin mobilizing our response to disasters outside of Michigan.
Haiti: Grace Children’s Hospital & Pediatric Clinic in Haiti (Advance #418520) will receive 45% of the total offering. The funds care for and create hope for children and families suffering from TB, HIV/AIDS, and chronic illness.
Liberia: Bishop Judith Craig Children's Village in Liberia (Advance #11820A) will receive 45% of the total offering. The funds provide basic needs, education, counseling and healthcare to orphaned children. In lieu of providing materials to be shipped to these locations, we ask you to consider sending additional funds for immediate relief.
In lieu of providing materials to be shipped to these locations, we ask you to consider sending funds for immediate relief. Please make your check payable to “Michigan Conference” noting “AC Offering” in the memo line.
Sunday, June 2 during the Service of Recognition, Commissioning and Ordination
Sunday’s offering will benefit the Ministerial Education Fund, which is used to develop Bold and Effective Leaders. Seminary grants benefit pastoral candidates, and continuing education funds for clergy are among some of the uses for these funds. Please make your check payable to “Michigan Conference” noting “MEF” in the memo line.
Download the following flyers for your church to begin your collection prior to Annual Conference: