Annual Conference Offerings 2021

Offerings to benefit UMCOR and Board of Child Care

As part of the worship experience, we will be taking electronic offerings to support two important ministries. 

At opening worship, on Monday, Oct. 25, you’ll have the opportunity to support the United Methodist Committee on Relief, or UMCOR. This United Methodist organization provides disaster relief around the world. Its administrative costs are covered by a special offering taking throughout the denomination on  UMCOR Sunday, (March 27, 2022) so 100 percent of your contribution to this offering will go provide relief and rebuilding for those whose lives are devastated by disaster. UMCOR is known for arriving just as disasters hit and for staying of the long-term, sometime for years, to help people rebuild their lives. Visit

You and your congregation can donate electronically now

At the Service of Ordination and Commissioning on Wednesday, Oct. 27, an offering will be taken to benefit the Board of Child Care. The roots of the Board of Child Care go back to the church of the late 19th century and the Kelso Home for Girls, Strawbridge Home for Boys, and Swartzell Methodist Home for Children. The operations of these orphanages eventually merged under one organization structure, called the Board of Child Care, in 1960. Over the decades, the Board has expanded to become a state-of-the-art, multi-faceted program in Maryland, Washington, D.C., and West Virginia that cares for the wellbeing of children and their families. Legally, it is  a separate entity from The United Methodist Church, but “enriching communities – one family at a time” is a priority for United Methodists, who seek to “do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.” Learn more about the Board of Child Care at

You and your congregation can donate now.

 Text Giving

  • Text either UMCOR or CHILD to (410) 220-2402
  • If the donor has used our text giving system before, they will immediately be prompted for the amount of their donation
  • If this is the first time the donor has used our system, the donor will receive a link to a short form they will use to complete their donation.

Online Form (for UMCOR and/or Board of Child Care)

    Payment Methods:

    • MasterCard, VISA, Discover, or American Express credit/debit cards or eCheck (ACH).