We believe couples deserve to experience a UME Weekend regardless of their ability to pay.

Annual marriage builders are the lifeblood of ume.

Our vision at United Marriage Encounter (UME) is to start a transformation in one man, one woman marriages that leads to stronger Christian families and stronger Christian communities. 

Weekend attendees are encouraged to “pay it forward,” giving another couple the opportunity to attend a weekend in their place. But some cannot.

Annual Marriage Builders bridge the gap. They generously provide ongoing financial support enabling couples the opportunity to attend a Weekend regardless of their ability to pay.

how to give:

Online via UME

You can securely make a gift here.

Online via National Christian Foundation

You can make a secure gift online by visiting National Christian Foundation, a trusted ministry helping ministries like United Marriage Encounter!

Contributing to Combined Federal Campaign #10347

CFC is the world’s largest and most successful annual workplace charity campaign for Federal employees. 

Stock gifts or annuities

Support UME via charitable by making stock gifts or gift annuity.  

Mail a check

To make a gift via check please make the check out to United Marriage Encounter, memo: Annual Marriage Builders and mail your check to:

United Marriage Encounter
2610 Park Avenue
Muscatine, IA 52761 – 0209

Additional ways to get contribute to UME

Looking for more ways to contribute to UME? Take a look here.

who are the annual marriage builders?

Annual Marriage Builders are primarily those who have attended a UME Weekend and want to see that other couples are given the opportunity to attend a weekend as well.

Why become an annual marriage builder?

Everyone wins when a marriage gets better. 


100% of donations go to Weekend costs.

It’s Biblical: “Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.” Galatians 6:2 NIV


Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”

Luke 6:38 NIV