The traditional opening worship offering will benefit our covenant partners, The Methodist Church of Haiti and The Liberia Annual Conference. A 10% tithe of the opening worship offering received will go to relieve child hunger and food insecurity in Michigan as recommended by Bishop David Bard.
Haiti: Haitian Assets for Peace International (Advance #3020490) will receive 45% of the total offering. The Michigan Haiti Covenant Partnership invites support for the work in Mizak (South Central Haiti). HAPI empowers women and girls by providing health services, maternity care, and vocational training to alleviate poverty and save lives
Liberia: Bishop Judith Craig Children's Village in Liberia (Advance #11820A) will receive 45% of the total offering. The funds provide basic needs, education, counseling and healthcare to orphaned children.
Child Hunger Relief: Funds will be distributed to all districts in Michigan through agencies that work specifically with child hunger relief. These include Blessings in a Backpack, Weekend Survival Kits, Feeding America West Michigan, Food Bank of Eastern Michigan, and South Michigan Food Bank’s summer resourced Meet Up and Eat Up. More information: https://michiganumc.org/missions/childhungerresources/
How to make your donation
Donate by check: Please make your check payable to "Michigan Conference" noting "AC Offering" in the memo line. Mail your check in the envelope included in the program book, or to:
Michigan Conference Center North, 1161 E. Clark Rd., Suite 212, DeWitt, MI 48820
Donate online: Pay with debit or credit card via PayPal. Offerings received via PayPal cannot be credited toward church giving for this event.
Other Giving Opportunities
5K for Child Hunger and Food Insecurity Relief in Michigan: Walk, Run or Ride and raise money to relieve child hunger and food insecurity in Michigan. Twenty-six percent of children in Michigan are food insecure, so we’ll all wear race bib #26! Funds raised through registration, sponsors or donation will be distributed to all districts in Michigan. Learn more
Please make your check payable to "Michigan Conference" noting "5K/Child Hunger" in the memo line. Mail your check in the envelope included.
MEF (Ministerial Education Fund)
This offering is traditionally received during The Service of Commissioning and Ordination. Funds received assist seminary students with educational expenses. Donate here: https://michiganumc.org/2021-mef-offering/
Donate by check: Please make your check payable to “Michigan Conference” noting “MEF” in the memo line. Mail your check in the envelope included in the program book.