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The Rev. Steve Wood presents information on the general church budget to the fellow board members of the General Council on Finance and Administration. Rick King, the agency’s chief financial officer, is at left. The board is recommending substantially cutting the 2021-24 general-church budget in hopes of keeping more funds in U.S. local churches. Photo by Heather Hahn, UMNS.

Board moves to slash general church funds

The finance agency board set a starting point that would cut more than $105 million from the general church budget in 2021-2024.
Multicultural Ministry

Facing the Future 2018 envisions multicultural church

As the number of pastors serving congregations who don’t look like them grows, conference aims to equip both clergy and congregants to overcome cultural obstacles.
General Agencies
In the Chapel of Reconciliation at the Berlin Wall Memorial, tour guide Christiane Schmidt (right) explains to those gathered how the altarpiece from the original Church of Reconciliation was damaged when the building was blown up by the East German government in 1985. The piece survived the demolition and now hangs in the new chapel. Bishop Rosemarie Wenner of Germany (left) looks on. Photo by Klaus U. Ruof, UMNS.

Berlin trip opens eyes, ears of Church and Society board

Tour of reconciliation chapel at the site of the former Berlin Wall leaves a lasting impression.
General Church

Finance and Administration focuses on professional development

The church’s finance agency highlights its accomplishments in a 2016 Agency Report.

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