Foundation announces largest ever gift to Conference

The Foundation celebrated present and future leaders and affirmed its commitment to building the Church for generations to come during an Annual Meeting of the Membership

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Foundation plans new initiatives for 2022

Included in the budget is a 10 percent tithe of income to the WNC Conference for approximately $184,000, an expression of gratitude for the Conference’s role in our growth.

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Loans available to help churches enhance worship spaces

The Space Enhancement Loan Program will help churches make minor renovations to their worship spaces to improve hospitality, accessibility, mobility, technology and energy efficiency.

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Guiding young people toward lives of service, faithfulness

On a visit to rural Gaston County, see how a youth mission program delivers hope to neighbors and inspires young people to work for justice in underserved communities.

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Equipping the local church for sound financial management

This year’s class of 26 participants and 21 graduates — along with the churches they serve — will be stronger and better equipped because of their commitment.

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Foundation announces largest ever gift to Conference

The Foundation celebrated present and future leaders and affirmed its commitment to building the Church for generations to come during an Annual Meeting of the Membership.

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From the Investment Team: What is happening in the markets

Given the recent bout of volatility in the financial markets, the Investment Team of the United Methodist Foundation of Western North Carolina, Inc. would like to share some brief comments that aspire to add context to these recent developments.

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Last call! Small group study resource on financial well-being

Saving Grace is changing the conversation around money in churches just like yours. This resource has proved so valuable, the Foundation is buying Leader Kits for churches who register.

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Equipping local church leaders in financial ministry

The current class of 25 individuals from across the Conference will be stronger and better equipped because of their commitment.

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Foundation supports retired clergy, loved ones

The Foundation supports retired clergy and their spouses with an annual distribution from The Superannuate Endowment Fund.

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What does Lent mean to you?

Plainly and simply, we want to jump straight from Christmas Day to Easter Sunday so we can have something to celebrate.

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In Iredell County, these meals come with a blessing

When the pandemic brought an end to Bethel UMC's community dinner nights, a group of volunteers came up with a way to keep the ministry going. Now it is more popular than ever.

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Despite challenges, stewardship endures in African-American congregations

In many congregations, the offering happens without much forethought. We may even consider it an interruption to the spiritual flow of worship. But it's actually an important, biblical part of the service. Participants in a recent webinar series took a closer look.

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Stained glass finds new life as churches merge

Crews are removing the stained glass at Mouzon/Selwyn UMC as part of a preservation effort before the building is torn down.

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