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Photo courtesy of Debra McKnight

Urban Abbey United Methodist Church in Omaha, Neb., purchased bags, hats and coffee tumblers with its New Church Starts grant.

Local church grants available from UMCom



United Methodist Communications has established a series of grants and resources to support local church communications.



Three types of grants are available:

  • New Church Starts Grants. These grants focus on the need for promotional items for new church starts. A one-time grant of $2,500 lets a new church start choose from a variety of promotional items. UMCom designs, purchases and ships the items to the church.
  • Website Development Grants. These grants support local United Methodist churches and church-related entities without websites or who want to replace their current website. The grant provides the church with a new WordPress site and the tools and help they need to create a useful online presence.
  • Demographic Data Grants. UMCom offers free demographic reports for your church community through MissionInsite. Agency staff will help recipients understand the report findings and how to use them to reach out to those neighbors who may be looking for a new church home.

Go here or send an email to learn more.

Polly House, Interpreter