Generosity Matters | Fall 2020

How the CARES Act Impacts 2020 Charitable Giving

As we enter into fall, year-end giving campaigns begin, and many face concerns regarding the impact that Coronavirus and the CARES Act will have on this year’s generosity. While it is important to continue promoting stewardship and generosity as a means of worship and to know what tax benefits are available for 2020, it is also good to be sensitive to those who have struggled this year… Continue Reading

How to Create a Cemetery Association

Church cemeteries have a long-standing history, legacy, and sacredness within our communities. As a way of respecting the saints who have gone on before us, the upkeep and care of cemeteries is important. While it is a vital part of a cemetery’s function, cemetery maintenance can become a financial burden on a church over time, especially without an endowment providing funds for maintenance and care. A cemetery association is also a great option to turn over upkeep and care to a group of dedicated individuals… Continue Reading

Spring 2020 Board Meeting on Zoom

We are grateful for our wonderful and supportive Board of Directors and AWF Conference District Superintendents! Even though we were separated by distance in 2020, our Spring 2020 Board Meeting was a success! We were able to meet virtually over Zoom to discuss the Foundation’s ministry and mission, report record growth, and share educational events we held in 2020… Continue Reading

Office Space Available Behind the UM Foundation

For several years we were blessed to rent the back of the Foundation building to the Dothan District of the Alabama-West Florida United Methodist Conference. Due to the 2020 restructuring, this office space is available again for rent. The office is located at 172 Belmont Drive, Dothan, Alabama (behind the United Methodist Foundation). If you, or someone you know, are interested, please call Terri Turner at 334-793-6820 or email [email protected]Continue Reading