What is the Missions Grant?
We desire to be good stewards of the generosity of our parishioners, and endeavor to use our resources responsibly to make a difference for Christ in the world. Through this commitment, we developed a grant form where our community partners and missions ministries can share their goals and dreams. Through this process, we aim to support the empowerment of our partners and their ideas.
Who may apply for a Missions Grant?
We have separate forms for external community partners and internal missions ministries. These are defined as follows. Please click the appropriate button to download the correct application:
External Community Partner
External Community Partner is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization separate from Manchester UMC that serves the community. For 2022, community partners may apply to receive funds from special Christmas and Easter offerings, which are typically disbursed within two months of the end of the holiday.
Internal Missions Ministry
Internal Missions Ministry are those programs that are part of the Missions Department of Manchester UMC. These ministries may apply to receive funds from the annual Christmas or Easter General Missions and Communion offerings of Manchester UMC, which are disbursed two months after these holidays.
When are the grant applications for 2022 Easter Offering due?
Community Partners and Internal Missions Ministry Grant Applications for the 2022 Easter Offering must be submitted electronically to the Missions Director, Liz Shuburte, by Friday, April 29, 2022.
When will the Community Partner/Ministry be notified about financial allocations?
At the end of April, the Missions Team will meet to review and discern distributions with consideration to the applications and Easter Offering donations received. The Community Partner or Ministry Leader will be notified by email, as well as letter, with the decision of the Manchester UMC Missions Team.
For more information or any questions, please email the Missions Director, Liz Shuburte.
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