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NAUMF Annual Meeting

Foundation staff spent a fruitful few days in San Antonio, Texas, attending the annual meeting for the National Association of United Methodist Foundations.  Representatives from …

Stacy G revised

Joy is Rising in Orwigsburg, PA

Advanced Financial Academy Project Update In the coming weeks and months we will be highlighting the ministry projects that were undertaken by our Advanced Financial …

Youth group at Effort UMC

Jumpstarting Youth Group at Effort UMC

Alison Laxton is a volunteer youth group leader at Effort UMC in Effort, PA.  She is excited about the ministry that is growing in her …

AFA Class

Congratulations AFA Class of 2022

Annabel Lusardi, Jack Brooks and a cadre of other Financial Leadership Academy (FLA) staff, coaches, and leaders helped to shepherd the Class of 2022 to …

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Raising Money to go Beyond the Church

Many churches have “fund-raisers” during the year to augment their operating budget. They mobilize members to come together for the sake of the church and …


2021 Annual Report

The 2021 Mid-Atlantic United Methodist Foundation annual report can be viewed here. If you would like to receive a hard copy in the mail, we …

2nd Quarter 2022 Market Update

Market Update – 2nd Quarter 2022

The financial markets have had a bumpy ride for the first half of 2022.  Watch this video for insight on the economic and market conditions …

Hiss UMC

“Kids on a Mission” at Hiss UMC

Emily Heiger is a volunteer at Hiss United Methodist Church.  These photos are from her church’s Vacation Bible School this year, “Kids On A Mission”.  …

Rich Church Poor Church

Is Yours a Rich Church or a Poor Church?

The difference between a “rich church” and a “poor church” has nothing to do with bank balances and everything to do with the culture of …

The Power of Endowment

Does Your Church Have an Endowment Fund?

If your church does not already have an endowment fund, watch this short video for an illustration of the power of starting one.

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Share Your Stories and Support Your Ministry!

Here at the Foundation we love to highlight the mission and ministry of our church partners. Today the spotlight is on the congregation of Emmanuel …

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Church Income Shouldn’t Depend on the Markets Alone

There are many parallels between retirement planning and managing church finances. The recent investment market ups and downs are troubling to those who are, or …