United Methodist

Together, through our connected United Methodist congregations worldwide, we accomplish what no single church ever could hope to do alone. In this way, each individual, each family, each congregation gives a fair share for the church's work. We combine our prayers, presence, gifts and service to make a significant difference in the lives of God's people.


    The following gives a glimpse into how part of the funds are used.

  • World service fund

    This is the essential core of our global outreach ministry, underwriting Christian mission around the world. By giving to World Service we empower United Methodist evangelistic efforts…stimulate Bible study and spiritual commitment…encourage church growth and discipleship…and help God’s children everywhere.

  • Black College fund

    The 11 U.S. historically Black colleges and universities supported by The United Methodist Church have played a unique role in U.S. higher education. Their graduates -teachers and doctors, ministers and bishops, judges, artists and entrepreneurs - are leaders in the African-American community and in a rapidly changing, more diverse United States.

  • African University fund

    This vital fund supports the only United Methodist-related, degree-granting university on the continent of Africa - serving students from 21 countries, all across the continent of Africa. Africa University provides higher education of excellent quality, enriched with Christian values, for both men and women, developing visionary leaders of tomorrow.

  • INTERDENOMINATIONAL COOPERATION FUND

    We United Methodists acknowledge that we are but a small part of the worldwide Christian church - the living body of Jesus Christ. Our unity with other Christian communions is affirmed as we witness to a common Christian faith, meet human suffering and advocate for peace and justice all over the world.

  • CHANGE FOR JAMAA LETU

    Churches throughout our annual conference collect funds to support two orphanages in the Congo called “Jamaa Letu”.

  • UMCOR - United Methodist Committee on Relief

    The United Methodist Church is a connectional church, meaning that we combine and leverage all of our resources so the final product is greater than the sum of the parts. When a natural disaster strikes or when famine or war leave people struggling in their wake, UMCOR works on our behalf giving us a direct path to respond. With a proven track record and as a trusted partner with other major relief organizations, we are blessed to not have to 'recreate the wheel' whenever our hearts are pulled to provide aid to those in need. Best of all, 100% of gifts given for specific projects (known as advances) go to those projects with administrative costs coming from other funds.