As United Methodists we are part of a connectional church. Fairview is connected to the other churches in Columbia, in Missouri, in the United States, in the World. All United Methodist Churches share theology, history and polity (how we do church- itineracy, Bishops, etc). We also share a mission: to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
Every year our Conference sets a goal for us for Connectional Missional Giving which we call apportionments. The money we give goes toward wonderful programs which we’ve talked about in worship such as UMCOR, Water for Life Haiti, Africa University, and Next Generation Ministries in Missouri. I am so please to tell you that we reached our Missional Giving goal! We were able to give 100% for 2020. My heard is warmed when I think of all the good that money will do in our world. Think of the lives transformed! Think of the children and youth and adults who will hear about and experience the love and grace of Jesus Christ! Just think!
Thank you all so much for your generous hearts and gracious giving. Together we are able to do great things for God!