Discounts available for United Methodists through GCFA agreements
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.
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 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information or to schedule a 5-minute demo.
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
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.
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.