We always thank God for the opportunity to offer ourselves and our gifts for outreach. The West Virginia Conference acts as a steward of our gifts, and is pleased to announce all undesignated financial gifts will be shared among three transformational ministries. To designate your gift please write the name of your preferred ministry on the memo line of your check. To learn more about these vital ministries please see the information below:
Africa University Scholarships
Africa University was built by The United Methodist Church in a process dating back to 1980. Since then, Africa University has consistently provided its students professional knowledge and skills while it also seeks to impart spiritual maturity, ethics, and leadership qualities. Africa University, in its bid to make higher education accessible to as many students as possible, and being aware of the low-income status of the average African family, offers funding to deserving students to assist with payment of their University fees. The money given for this ministry will be used for student scholarships, with preference toward students studying theology.
United Methodist Temple Clarksburg, Recovery Home
Leaders from local churches, community organizations, and state government continue to work together to name the harm done by substance use disorder. They also continue to work toward the hope that is possible in recovery for people and communities. In the last two years the people of the West Virginia Conference have heard stories through programs like “What If” and “Day of Hope.” We have an opportunity today to honor those stories and the people who live them by supporting Recovery Home in Clarksburg, WV. Offerings made to Recovery Home will be used to open this new facility.
WV Conference youth attending Youth 2019
Youth from all over the United Methodist Connection will gather in July for four days of discipleship, worship, bible study, service opportunities, and life-changing fun. Participation in the event allows youth to experience the global nature of the church while building relationships with others seeking to be disciples in a fast-paced and always changing world. Offerings given to West Virginia Conference Youth will be used to offset the cost of attendance for youth from the West Virginia Conference, as they travel to the event taking place in Kansas City, Missouri.
Bishop’s Appeal for Disaster Recovery
In addition, there will be a special offering taken for the Bishop’s Appeal for Disaster Recovery during Annual Conference. Funds raised will allow us to continue to work in partnership with UMCOR to help families still recovering from the June 2016 floods.