Easter and Holy Week

Easter is a time of celebration as we remember the eternal gift God gave to us with Jesus Christ’s selfless sacrifice on the cross. This Easter season we encourage you to think about what you are doing in the lives of others to build God’s Kingdom. One way to do this is by creating an […]

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Unconditional Love

This Valentine’s Day we are choosing to focus on agape (unconditional) love. Strong’s Concordance defines agape, a Greek word, as “love, benevolence, good will, charity, and esteem.” God has unconditional love for his people; his love is so selfless that he “did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world, but in […]

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The United Methodist Foundation’s Story

Learn How We Can Help Our story begins with two branches of services to assist you. The Alabama – West Florida United Methodist Foundation partners with churches in the United Methodist Conference by training, providing resources, and guiding churches through our Christian financial planning and investment services. The Development Fund offers deposit options for donors […]

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Staying Cool in the Summer Heat

  Staying cool in Florida is tough in the summertime but it gets extremely difficult when the church air-conditioning unit needs to be replaced. Crestview United Methodist Church experienced this predicament in 2013 and decided to begin the loan process with the Alabama-West Florida United Methodist Development Fund to replace their existing geothermal air conditioning […]

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God-Sized Dreams Break Ground at Port St. Joe

Founded in 1912, First United Methodist Church of Port St. Joe is a beautiful Jeffersonian style church nestled along the pristine St. Joseph Bay on Florida’s panhandle. For three years, Rev. Dr. Geoffrey Lentz has pastored this community and the church has doubled in attendance. Needing more space, Port St. Joe is breaking ground on […]

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Amanda McBane Scholarship Spotlight

“Being a single mom and completely responsible for my family, I didn’t think I could become a full-time student. Scholarships have made this a reality. God took care of it.” Eight years ago, Amanda McBane applied and was accepted into Duke Divinity School. Even though she felt God calling her into seminary, as a full-time […]

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Eleanor Toland and the United Methodist Inner City Mission

The United Methodist Inner City Mission in Mobile, AL is truly being the hands and feet of Christ by serving an entire neighborhood with love and support for the children and others living in poverty. Started in the mid-1960s as an outreach of Oakdale United Methodist Church under the direction of Reverend Fred Toland, the […]

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Get to Know Your United Methodist Development Fund

Our Purpose As the body of Christ, it is our mission to build his kingdom. Ephesians 4:16 shares that we are fitted and held together with each individual part working  together; causing the growth of the body for the building up of the church in love. In the Alabama-West Florida Conference, our churches, agencies, and […]

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New Look for the Alabama – West Florida United Methodist Foundation

In 1979, the Alabama – West Florida United Methodist Foundation was formed as an agency of the United Methodist Church. Since then, we have worked with churches and individuals in our conference to manage over $77 million dollars to support scholarships, church buildings, local missions and more. Today, we are excited to continue the mission […]

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