UMC Organizations to Be Listed on Guidestar® | Friday, March 30, 2018

The Legal Services Department of the General Council on Finance and Administration (GCFA) is announcing that in response to the many calls they receive about having United Methodist churches recognized on national donor platforms, local churches and United Methodist organizations covered under the United Methodist group ruling can now be listed on Guidestar® through the UMgroupruling.org website.

UMI 2018 Winter Meeting | Wednesday, March 7, 2018

UMI covering more than 3,600 United Methodist churches and properties and reports 98 of churches insured with UMI have chosen to stay with them.

Recent Housing Allowance Opinion | Wednesday, February 14, 2018

UPDATE - February 21, 2018 - The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “Act”) made numerous changes to the taxation of both individuals and organizations. Several of the changes relate to deductions available to individuals. One such change that has possibly received less attention involves moving expenses. The GCFA Legal Services Department will continue to monitor changes as they occur.

GCFA Winter Meeting | Friday, February 9, 2018

The General Council on Finance and Administration (GCFA) held its winter 2018 meeting by WebEx on February 9, 2018.

GCFA Thanks Local Church Members for Commitment to Connectional Giving | Tuesday, January 30, 2018

The General Council on Finance and Administration (GCFA), working with annual conferences in Europe, Africa, the Philippines, and the United States, reports a record level of giving to the United Methodist connection through the general Church apportioned Funds. Twenty-eight Jurisdictional annual conferences and nine Central Conference annual conferences have paid 100% of their 2017 apportionments to the general Church funds.