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General Church
More than seven months into the COVID-19 pandemic, the financial outlook for conferences is decidedly mixed. But even with reduced giving, conference treasurers are saying the situation is not as dire as it appeared in the spring. Photo by Kathryn Price, United Methodist Communications; graphic by Laurens Glass, UM News.

Conferences persevere under financial strain

United Methodist conferences are offering churches relief and finding ways to still minister amid pandemic-caused hardships.
General Church
Moses Kumar, top executive of the General Council on Finance and Administration, addresses the Nov. 14-15 meeting of GCFA board of directors held in Nashville, Tenn. Seated is the North Texas Conference’s Bishop Michael McKee, board president. Photo by Kathleen Barry, UM News.

Budgeting for an uncertain future

The board of the United Methodist finance agency approved 2020 ministry budgets based on a dramatic drop in giving.
Local Church
“Faithful Giving in a Time of Change,” a roundtable discussion of connectional giving in The United Methodist Church, is a video resource designed for local congregations to help explain the role of giving in the church. Panelists were (from left) Christine Dodson, the Rev. Reginald Clemons, John Pearce, the Rev. Lyssette Perez, the Rev. Dennis Shaw and panel moderator Vicki Brown. Photo by Kathleen Barry, UM News.

Faithful Giving in a Time of Change

This roundtable discussion of connectional giving in The United Methodist Church is a video resource designed to help local congregations explain the role of giving in the church.

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