GUMC Manna Bags (to purchase snacks/items for the unhoused)
UMCOR: United Methodist Committee on Relief (to help bring relief to lives that have been upset by storms, wars, fires, displacement and climate change. This offering underwrites UMCOR’s “costs of doing business,” allowing UMCOR to keep the promise that 100% of any gift to a specific UMCOR project will go toward that project, not administrative costs.)
United Methodist Student Fund (The funds received award United Methodist scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students) and Human Relations (Our gifts are part of building a beloved community through faith-based volunteer programs, community developers and programs that work with at-risk teens.)
World Communion Offering (to support racial and ethnic students in achieving their educational goals while also transforming communities. 50% of the offering provides scholarships for graduate students from the U.S. and other countries. 35% supports ethnic scholarships for undergraduate students. 15% funds In-Service Training Programs for racial and ethnic persons.)
Native American Ministries (Part of the funds collected allow us to collaborate with existing native ministries, create programs and support seminary scholarships for United Methodist Native Americans. 50% of the offering remains in your annual conference to develop local ministries. The conference committee on Native American ministry (CONAM) administers these funds.)
The United Methodist Children's Homes in Louisiana (unless their representatives convey a specific need, I recommend we purchase gift cards to be used for Christmas Gifts )
On the first Sunday of each month, our contributions of $1 bills go to support a special United Methodist mission!