The United Methodist Church Giving App Rebranded and Now Available for Android and iOS...

Nashville, TN – The General Council on Finance and Administration (GCFA), working in partnership with Vanco Payment Solutions has developed and improved the convenient...

Seattle Minimum Wage Ordinance

By Brant Henshaw | Treasurer and Director of Administrative Services A lot of publicity was generated when Seattle adopted a “living wage” minimum wage ordinance this...

The 40-Year Run

The 40-Year Run By Jesse N. Love with Bruce Galvin The road for Bruce Galvin, assistant treasurer, has been a long one. Galvin has served at...

Surcharge coming for PNW churches who fail to use Background Check credit

By Teri Tobey | Program Associate for Young People's Ministries Your church received an advance premium credit as an incentive to complete background checks on staff...

Stop the Presses!! – New Overtime Laws are on hold! #FLSA

By Rik Jamieson | Assistant PNW Conference Treasurer Just before Thanksgiving a federal court in Texas granted a nationwide injunction blocking the enforcement of proposed changes to...

The apportionments are coming! The apportionments are coming!

By Rik Jamieson | Assistant PNW Conference Treasurer Be on the lookout for the Shared Ministry Apportionment Notice for your 2017 budget planning. Forward the apportionment sheet...

EXTRA! EXTRA! – Read all about it! New Federal Laws to Impact Overtime Pay

By Rik Jamieson | Assistant PNW Conference Treasurer The Department of Labor (DOL) recently announced its changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) “white collar” overtime...

How We Can Do More for Less

Apportioned giving is one of the most misunderstood things in United Methodism. Sometimes maligned as taxes funding a shadowy bureaucracy, they are more appropriately...

GCFA Reports on UMData.org, 2014 Church Statistics, New Treasurers Training Event and Virtual Appointment...

Nashville, TN – The General Council on Finance and Administration (GCFA) is announcing that general statistical information about the church, formerly contained in the printed General...

Embracing a Season of Fruitfulness at the Summit

Attendees of the quadrennial Leadership Summit close worship in prayer before beginning workshops. This year, the summit was held at Vancouver: First UMC. The Leadership...

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