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Web site devoted to apportioned funds, designated giving
Mon, 26 Aug 2002 13:53:37 -0500
Aug. 26, 2002 News media contact: Kathy L. Gilbert7(615)742-54707Nashville,
By Cindy Solomon*
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (UMNS) - United Methodist Communications will launch an
updated Web site devoted to telling the stories of people whose lives have
been impacted by apportioned funds and designated giving.
Sharing God's Gifts, www.umcgiving.org, will start Sept. 3. It replaces Your
Church Dollars at Work, found at the same address on the denomination's
www.umc.org Web site.
"The Sharing God's Gifts Web site brings to life the story of our connected
mission and ministry as United Methodist disciples of Jesus Christ," said
Kent McNish, director of marketing at United Methodist Communications.
The updated site will allow United Methodists easy access to stories, facts,
and figures about conference benevolences, special appeals, apportioned
funds and other giving programs.
"Sharing God's Gifts started out as a resource kit containing materials that
United Methodist pastors and church leaders could use to educate and update
church members about congregational giving," McNish said.
It will feature personal stories about people who have benefited from the
Black College Fund, Africa University, the Ministerial Education Fund, the
World Service Fund, "special Sundays" and the Advance.
Each apportioned fund and designated giving program will have its own series
of pages. The site will also contain downloadable resources such as logos
and space ads, a "contact us" form and links to other United Methodist
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*Solomon is a marketing consultant and free-lance writer living in Franklin,
United Methodist News Service
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