GCFA is privileged to be able to share and guard this proud symbol of United Methodism. With the Cross and Flame, we say that as United Methodists we believe God saved us through Jesus Christ and empowers us with the Holy Spirit to make a difference in the world.
The Cross and Flame is a registered trademark that is maintained and supervised by the General Council on Finance and Administration. ¶807.10 of The 2012 Book of Discipline requires GCFA:
"To supervise the use of the official United Methodist insignia and preserve the integrity of its design, in cooperation with the General Commission on Communication. It shall maintain appropriate registration to protect the insignia on behalf of the denomination. The insignia may be used by any official United Methodist agency, including local churches, to identify United Methodist work, programs, and materials. In order to preserve the integrity of its design, the insignia should not be altered or modified by those official United Methodist organizations that use it. Any commercial use of the design must be explicitly authorized in writing by an appropriate officer of the General Council on Finance and Administration."
If you are interested in purchasing Cross and Flame products for your church or personal use (e.g., church signs, mugs, stationery) from officially licensed vendors, please contact Cokesbury at www.cokesbury.com or 1-800-672-1789.