Ministry and Mission
Our support of Apportionments involves us with other United Methodists in ministry and mission around the world. Our church government, or polity, is similar to a representational democracy. Each individual church elects representatives who go Annual Conference. These elect representative who go to Jurisdictional and General Conference. At each level budgets are established and voted on for agencies and programs. The local church Apportionment is the fair share portion for each congregation.
Information on the General Church Apportioned Funds
and Special Sunday Offerings
Sparta FUMC's Direct Support and Involvement in Local Ministries
Tangent Christmas Party (Buddy's Kids) - For many years, FUMC has hosted a special Christmas Party for children in need from the White County School System. Identified by their teachers, the students come to the church for a meal, a complete set of clothes, a winter coat, a toy from Santa and the love of Christ through our members and many helpers from the community. Currently, we average 125 children.
White County/Sparta Help Center
Project Graduation ... Relay for Life ...
Heifer International ... Young Life ... Hands and Feet