The General Council on Finance and Administration (GCFA) has launched “Unite to Save,” UMCGPO.ORG. This is an online discount and cost-savings vendor management platform designed for United Methodist churches and affiliate organizations.
When churches join this exclusive group-purchasing organization and use the preferred vendors, they will immediately be able to reduce costs on everyday administrative supplies and services. As more churches participate, the lower the prices become for all participating churches. Best of all, the platform is free to all UMC churches and affiliated organizations.
The Local Church Resource Guide from the General Council of Finance and Administration (GCFA) is designed to help local churches easily find vetted ministry partners who offer solutions to your church.
• Savings on products for your church projects and missions
• Non-traditional revenue streams to fund your local ministries
• Upgrade your current practices with cost-saving software and apps
GCFA has also made group-purchasing arrangements with other retailers and service providers to offer discounts to United Methodists throughout the connection. Here’s what’s available; click the links to learn more about each program:
The partnership allows churches to shop online and in local Ace Hardware stores and receive 10% off purchases. A local church or other United Methodist entity who sets up an account with Ace will receive the 10% discount on facility supplies, paint, cleaning, and maintenance supplies. To learn more about the Ace Hardware program for churches, click here.
The New England Conference has a business account with Apple. By mentioning the account when you make an Apple purchase, you can receive Apple’s loyal-customer pricing. The account is listed under our initials: NEUMC. Any support needs or questions, contact Stan Misina or a member of his team at Apple Business by phone at (603) 328-3143 or email at email@example.com
Through this program, the United Methodist Committee on Relief will earn a rebate on UMCOR-related, tracked purchases made with The Home Depot. UMCOR’s partners registering their payment method (i.e., credit card) will receive the same discount on goods and supplies The Home Depot provides to UMCOR for being a part of this program. Discounts range from 10 to 20 percent on a variety of items. Learn more
DISCLAIMER: GCFA does not endorse any commercial enterprise. We have entered into a purchasing agreement to gain some competitive pricing for our ministry and been able to do that in a way that extends that pricing availability to all of our local churches, districts, and annual conferences. We do not guarantee that it will meet all of your needs.