Offerings and Collections

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. 

The remaining ninety percent of the offering will be split between emerging needs for the Methodist Church of Haiti and the Bishop Judith Craig Children’s Village in Liberia.  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. Collection envelopes will be distributed by the ushers during the service.