Stewardship

General Church
Christine Dodson and the Rev. David Bell, General Council of Finance and Administration board members, raise their hands during a meeting at Scarritt Bennett Center in Nashville, Tenn. The board voted to send the smallest budget the General Conference in more than 30 years. Photo by Kathleen Barry, UM News.

Potential split leads to deep budget cuts

The United Methodist finance agency’s board narrowly approved reductions to an already slashed denominational budget. The result would be the smallest budget since 1988.
General Church
The Rev. Kennetha J. Bigham-Tsai attends a Connectional Table meeting in 2015. Bigham-Tsai, who was a Connectional Table member before becoming its top executive, helped develop the recommended allocations of the 2021-24 general church budget. File photo by Kathleen Barry, UMNS.

Group proposes how to divide slashed budget

A Connectional Table team recommends substantial cuts for some church organizations and programs while holding the line for others in the 2021-24 church budget.
Social Concerns
A cattle dip tank in the village of Nyamacheni, built with funding from Norwegian United Methodists, is saving cattle in Gokwe, Zimbabwe. A dip tank is a plunge bath designed to immerse livestock in water with pesticides in order to kill ticks. Photo by Everisto Gumbo.

Cattle dip tank revitalizes village

Funded by the Chabadza partnership between The United Methodist Church in Norway and Zimbabwe, the dip tank has brought hope to villagers whose cattle were previously wiped out by tick-borne diseases.

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