Pastor Jan Beutin writes: “Glenwood City UMC has a history of paying their apportionments because we are a United Methodist Congregation. After some review, we discovered that we have paid our apportionments in full for the past 13 years straight – and probably more than that.

“Why do we continue to pay our yearly apportionments?

  • Because we have been blessed with generous gifts from our members and friends.
  • Because we believe that we are interconnected and we need to care for each other.
  • Because we believe that we are stronger together than separately.
  • Because we believe that the mission of The United Methodist Church – to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world – is to grow and spread the word through a caring community of believers.

“We give because we care for those in our local community, those in our nation, and those worldwide. In that way, we share the good news of Jesus Christ with all.”

Sam Royappa, Director of Connectional Ministries, lifts up the value of Connectional Giving by saying that all churches, whether rural or urban, participate in fulfilling the mission of the church, “making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world,” through their resources. Thank you Glenwood City UMC for your faithfulness and your generosity! God be the glory!”