Discounts and resources available through GCFA

Unite to save from GCFA 

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. 

Read an FAQ on UMCGPO.org 
Visit the site to register as a member 
 

GCFA Resource Guide for local churches

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’s Local Church Resource Guide

 

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:

Travel and car rental 

Discounts available on rental cars from Avis, Budget and Zipcar services

Educational Opportunities (EO) travel 
Educational Opportunities (EO) offers quality Christian travel programs around the world. Since 1974, EO has provided over 300,000 Christians faith-based tours.  
 

Products and services

Amazon Smile
Amazon will donate 0.5 percent of the price of your eligible purchases to the New England Conference, UMC,  whenever you shop on AmazonSmile. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know: Same products, same prices, same service. Learn more
 
Apple 

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 rockinghamparkbusiness@apple.com

aware3
aware3 can help churches design a mobile strategy makes member connection, communication, and generosity simple. If you want to make connecting with your church as simple as sending a text, we’re pleased to offer Text Engagement just for United Methodist churches at $39/month.
Learn more here or reach us at sales@aware3.com
 
Boosterville
When folks make purchases from participating Boosterville businesses, those businesses share back a small percentage of those purchases. For example, Boosterville is working with Bethel UMC in Indianapolis, to help raise funds for their youth programs. Visit www.boosterville.com or contact Jill Turcic at jill@boosterville.com for more information or to schedule a 5-minute demo.
 
Church Windows
Responding to inquiries from local churches about the need for church software to help manage church administrative functions, Church Windows, a leading provider of church management software, is the latest organization to partner with GCFA to support local church ministries. Learn more
 
Staples Advantage 
The General Council on Finance and Administration of the United Methodist Church has recently partnered with Staples Advantage. Once you register, you'll enjoy exclusive pricing, free delivery and more.  
 
Steeplecom 
The New England Conference has a long-standing relationship with Steeplecom, Inc. of Ashby, MA, and many Conference churches have opted to be the location of wireless communication antennas in return for a monthly payment from the wireless company/companies. Learn more about this agreement
 
Home Depot program for United Methodists 

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.