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A Scout shows his copy of the United Methodist devotional guide "Strength for Service" to an adult leader at the 2017 National Scout Jamboree at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in Glen Jean, W.Va. The General Commission on United Methodist Men supports Scouting and publishes the “Strength for Service” devotional series. File photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Commissions, UMW adapt to new budget realities

The 13 agencies that serve The United Methodist Church continue to look for creative ways to adapt to denominational budget cuts made worse by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
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Global Mission Fellow Bellarmee Milosi gives a tutoring session for children in  Tramo, Philippines, as part of the Kapatiran-Kaunlaran Foundation Inc. With the current budget constraints, expansion of this successful young adult ministry is unlikely. 2018 file photo courtesy of Global Ministries.

Church agencies cope with new realities

The changing landscape caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and uncertainty over the denomination’s future has created challenges for United Methodist agencies.
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The Paycheck Protection Program is a U.S. government loan program designed to help small businesses and nonprofits keep their workers on the payroll. More than 740 United Methodist entities have received loans of at least $150,000. Coronavirus image courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; money image by Gerd Altmann, courtesy of Pixabay; graphic by Laurens Glass, UM News.

Millions in federal dollars boost ministries

The U.S. Paycheck Protection Program threw a lifeline to hundreds of United Methodist ministries, but finances remain a concern.