The Methodist movement has always been about making connections.  We are a ‘connectional’ church in structure, and we seek to bring individual human hearts into community with one another and with the Living Lord. 

Your Missouri United Methodist Foundation has been about the business of connecting people, resources, and ministry for over 50 years.  For online readers of this magazine, just click on this link:  https://mumf.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/2017-Annual-Review-website.pdf  to “connect” to the new Foundation Annual Review.  (Or, for those on the mailing list, you can look to your mailboxes!)

Here are few additional ways to make connections for you and your congregation: 

Expand the Gift-giving Menu:

Check out this short video on the Foundation’s gift services: https://vimeo.com/241004713  The Foundation processes gifts of stock, administers endowments, donor advised funds, and a variety of planned gifts, and offers information and assistance with all kinds of gifts.  

From Financial Stress to Financial Ministry: C2FM

This program was established through a connection between the Lilly Endowment and the Foundation.  C2FM offers financial education for clergy and laity, as well as financial coaching and direct financial aid for clergy.  Find out more about the initiative in this short video: https://vimeo.com/208379692 

Seminars and Workshops:

A great way to help your church members connect money with ministry is to host a Foundation workshop.  Explore the different types of presentations and topics on our website: https://mumf.org/churches-organizations/workshops/  To schedule a workshop contact the Foundation office. 

Undergraduate and Seminary Scholarships:

Each year the Foundation offers scholarships to student members of Missouri congregations pursuing education beyond high school, as well as scholarships for seminary students who are candidates for ministry in Missouri.  Additional assistance is available for eligible students at Saint Paul’s School of Theology and Central Methodist University.  Make the scholarship connection at https://mumf.org/students/ .

Your Missouri United Methodist Foundation is a connector of people, resources, and ministry.  Make your connection today at www.mumf.org or 800-332-8238 or just stop by the office!