JANUARY—UMCOR U.S. Disaster Response is our monthly mission. UMCOR is always one of the first responders to disasters here and abroad. Outreach decided to support UMCOR for help with recent and any upcoming disasters here in the U.S.
FEBRUARY—Wesley Foundation at Michigan State University—MSU Wesley Campus Ministries is a Christian Community of young adults that loves without exception, serves without judgment and rejoices without restraint. Students engage a mission field of young adults from MSU, Lansing Community College and Greater Lansing, raising principled leaders for the church and for the world is at the core of our mission.
MARCH—Young Adult Mission Service Programs—Supports young adult missionaries, i.e. Global Mission Fellows of the UMC around the world.
Why are there different colors used in the church? The Christian year has two cycles: the Christmas Cycle (Advent-Christmas-Epiphany) and the Easter Cycle (Lent-Easter-Pentecost). Within each cycle are a preparatory season symbolized by the color purple and a festival season symbolized by the color white. After each cycle there is […]
The United Methodist Church is a Protestant movement and traces its roots back to John Wesley, an Anglican priest in the Church of England in the 1700s. John and his brother, Charles, intended to revitalize the Church of England by forming societies of “Methodists”. They were called methodists because the […]
Apportionments and Church Giving One of the unique and defining factors of the United Methodist Church is that we are Connectional. One way we show this connection is through our apportionments. Apportioned giving is a term which describes how the money you give to your church each week is divided […]