IMPORTANT Update on CARES Paycheck Protection Program
We have received information that you are NOT required to have a charge conference to apply for this loan. Please do make sure that your Finance Committee and Church Council know that you are applying.
We have also learned that the application process will open on April 3. Please work with your bank to get your application in on that date or as close to it as possible as there is a limited pool of money available for these loans. View the Paycheck Protection Program overview.
Here is denominational group ruling for the UMC for you in case you need to submit it with your application, or you can get a personalized letter for your church at this link.
If you have further questions, please contact Mark King (email@example.com).
Resources for Vital Congregations
GBHEM Leadership Resources
A Disciple’s Path; A Guide for United Methodist
RESOURCES TO CONNECT WITH THE COMMUNITY:
The Appalachian District Church Vitality Team has been prayerfully seeking ways to help support you and the ministries of your local congregation during this COVID-19 pandemic. Together they have diligently researched and connected with others throughout the conference and our denomination to identify resources and offer them to you. We hope they will be helpful to you and bless you greatly in leading your churches and communities through this unprecedented time. We are very grateful to the District Vitality Team and other contributors for their great work on this resource.
This faithful team has created three documents, two of which you are receiving today. They include:
- Family Home Worship – designed to help families establish a regular worship space within their homes as well as a time where they can worship together.
- Tech Strategies – to help guide you in selecting effective tools and resources within your budget to best communicate in the digital world.
We believe these resources will be of great benefit to you. Also know that the District Vitality Team is available to answer any questions you might have in regards to the documents attached. If you have questions, you may email Rev. Howard Fleming at firstname.lastname@example.org.