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GCFA's ministry is to support you in your ministry. Through this newsletter, it is our goal to provide financial and administrative resources to support the work you do. Our work together, our collaboration, will help us all in our goal to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. 


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Special Clergy Tax Topics | Wednesday, November 2, 2022

As the end of the year is approaching do you need a refresher on the special tax rules for clergy? Make sure it is done correctly for next year!

8 Things To Consider When Building Your Website | Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Think of your website as your ministry’s online front door. It’s the spot where first impressions are made. Website changes and upgrades can seem daunting to a lot of us. It takes a lot of work and it is extremely important to make necessary changes correctly.

Avoid An IRS Headache Today | Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Understand why it is important to keep information up to date with the IRS to avoid delays in obtaining and making changes to important tax-related materials.

Five Contract Negotiating Tips for Your Next Ministry Event | Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Contracts, negotiations, legal language – any of it intimidate you? If so, you are not alone. Contract negotiations are an area where the UMC Support Travel and Meeting Planning Team are asked for help the most. For good reason—an excellent contract can leave you legally and financially protected, provide you with many discounts and concessions, and establish a positive base for your relationship with the other party.

Experiencing issues with your organization’s EIN being electronically verifiable? A possible explanation… | Tuesday, June 7, 2022