Helping Faithful People
Live Generous Lives

We provide a continuum of financial stewardship, asset management, and donor-directed services for Michigan Area United Methodist constituents. Whether you are a pastor, lay person, or church leader, we look forward to partnering with you as you seek to fulfill your vision and mission.

 

Serving Michigan Area Churches for Nearly 90 years

UMF Michigan offers a variety of programs and services to help your church get the most from available financial resources. From professional, socially responsible fund management, to stewardship education, development of effective capital campaigns, planned giving seminars and more, we are experts with years of experience helping churches just like yours. In fact, UMF Michigan is the preferred provider of value-aligned investment and financial stewardship services to the vast majority of United Methodist congregations across Michigan. Learn more about the many services UMF Michigan provides Michigan churches.

 

YEGBrochYear-End Giving Brochure

Each year the United Methodist Foundation of Michigan provides churches with a downloadable brochure that can be used to encourage year-end giving. This year we are offering three different versions for download depending on your planned usage

IconDownloadElectronic Version — This file is best for distribution through the internet as an attachment to an email, posting on your website, or as an attachment to an E-Newsletter

IconDownload2Copy Version — This file will work for printing a few copies in your office using a standard color printer or color copy machine — We'd recommend using the professional printed versions for printing multiple copies for distribution through a bulletin or mailing.

IconDownload3Professional Print Version — This file is setup for printing at your local print shop or through an online printing service. It includes crop marks and image bleed for a high-quality professionally printed brochure. This is the best option for distribution through a bulletin or as an enclosure with a mailed letter inviting year-end giving. Be sure to have your printer fold it to a standard tri-fold brochure.

 

Applications For The Wayne C. Barrett Steward Leader Award
Now Being Accepted
Honoring churches with exemplary stewardship ministry and a culture of generosity

The Wayne C. Barrett Steward Leader Award was established by action of the Board of Directors of the Foundation upon Dr. Barrett's retirement as President and Executive Director. The purpose of this award is to honor up to six United Methodist congregations across the Michigan Area for their exemplary stewardship ministry and culture of generosity.

Qualified applicants must submit an application prior to February 28th of the year in which they are to be considered for the award. Award recipients must meet a number of eligibility requirements including:

  • Have funds invested in the UMF Collective Investment Funds of Michigan LLC
  • Have contributed 100% of its conference ministry shares for the previous year and be current in contributions for the present fiscal year
  • Demonstrate a collaborative relationship between the pastor and laity in providing leadership in the area of financial stewardship
  • Articulate a clearly defined mission and vision for the church
  • Adhere to the financial procedures and protocol as defined in the Book of Discipline of The United Methodist Church, including but not limited to: Socially responsible investing, annual financial review, cash management, IRS-compliant donor contribution statements
  • Provide an advance indication of their intent for the awarded funds’ usage

Award recipients shall be selected by the Awards and Grants Committee of the Foundation’s Board of Directors and notified in early May. Awards will be presented by a member of the Foundation staff to local church leaders during a worship service or other appropriate occasion. For more information, please contact us.

IconDownload1The Wayne C. Barrett Steward Leader Award Application Form

 

Serving Individuals with Legacy Planning

UMF Michigan can help you with planned giving and estate planning as you seek to define your legacy. Since 1982, we've been helping pastors and individuals like yourself with financial and estate planning, professional trust management, charitable estate planning and more. Learn more about how UMF Michigan can help you, and be sure to check out the resources availalbe from our online store to help you with your personal financial and estate planning.


 

 

 

Offering a Value-Aligned Investment Opportunity
for You and Your Church

We're proud of the financial history of our investments! UMF Michigan has now combined all funds into our newest fund option to best meet your financial investment needs. Not only is our fund a great investment managed by professional institutional asset managers with years of experience, but our fund is uniquely customized to adhere to the socially responsible investment requirements of The United Methodist Church. You can feel confident knowing that your resources are safely invested with companies that produce products or engage in activities consistent with your beliefs and values.

Take time to learn more about the UMF Collective Investments Funds of Michigan LLC today and discover why we are the preferred provider of investment services to the Michigan Area of The United Methodist Church!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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