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Online Worship & Music Resources for Livestreaming

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  • Licensing Companies: What They Offer and What You Need
  • Top Questions for United Methodist Churches
  • Music & Singing
  • Best Practices

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Conference Funding for Ministry and Leadership Development

The booklet conveniently gathers in one place information already present on the conference website’s individual Funding For MinistryHigher Education Scholarships & Grants and Conference Loan Fund pages. (All pages are updated regularly and are accessible from our Conference Finance webpage.)

Wellspring The new Eastern PA Conference Global Ministries Team, which combines the work of three previous committees, has published an expanded Fall/Winter issue of Wellspring, the newsletter formerly published by the Conference’s Health & Healing Council. That council has now merged into the Global Ministries Team, along with the Conference’s former Missions Committee and Church and Society Work Team.  
Fall/Winter 2020 issueRead past issues online. 

Paycheck Protection Program &Other Pandemic Resources (Updated!)

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) was due to expire on December 31, 2020. However, The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 has gone into effect, including provisions expanding and extending the availability of PPP loans through additional funding, refinements to existing rules, and establishing eligibility standards for “second draw” loans.Take Me to the PPP updates!

Apportioned Funds Spotlight:Black College Fund

In 2021, each month prior to the opening of the postponed General Conference, UMC Support will be detailing each of the 7 apportioned funds, so that General Conference delegates and members of The United Methodist Church like you have a deep understanding of the fund and what each one does. This month we are highlighting the Black College Fund. This timely spotlight is a reminder of United Methodists’ commitment to equality. The Black College Fund supports the 11 historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) related to the Church.Read More

Create a Clean, Healthy EnvironmentFor Everyone In Your Church

As in-person worship continues to increase, make sure you have the right information, resources and solutions to ensure the safety and satisfaction of your staff, congregation and visitors. Ecolab and Guest Supply have partnered with The United Methodist Church to help deliver clean, safe places of worship through comprehensive cleaning protocols, best-in-class disinfection products, compliance, and operational safety solutions. Get these TIPS FOR A SUCCESSFUL REOPEN from ministry partner Ecolab/Guest Supply about maintaining clean and safe facilities.Learn More

Your PPP Partner

Christian Credit Union Network is your banking partner. We are well versed in helping churches with PPP, especially as a solution to retain employees and cover operational expenses. If you are interested in discussing a PPP solution for your church, reach out to professionals at your local Christian Credit Union Network. Find My Credit Union!