Pastor Appreciation Month 2020

October is Pastor Appreciation Month! We are blessed to serve and partner with pastors, churches, and ministries throughout the AWF Conference. As a small thank you, please feel free to download, use, and share the Pastor Appreciation Media Pack in your church during October and on Pastor Appreciation Day (Sunday, October 11). The media pack includes […]

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2019 Annual Report and Letter from the Executive Director

Thank you on behalf of the Board of Directors of the U. M. Foundation for your support during the COVID-19 crisis, recent AWF Conference restructuring, and potential changes in the United Methodist Church and our conference. The growth of your funds to over $100 million in the Foundation and AWF UM Development Fund is evidence […]

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Generosity Matters | Summer 2020 and 2019 Annual Report

Blue Lake, A Ministry to Many Since 1951, Blue Lake has hosted summer camps, retreats, and many other group gatherings. There have been countless memories made, integral steps in faith journeys taken, and important milestones that have happened at this serene setting within the Conecuh National Forest in Andalusia, Alabama. The UM Foundation has been […]

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Blue Lake, A Ministry to Many

  “Blue Lake is just one of those spaces, where for just a little while the world stops, and you get to just be with the God of the universe. In those cabins, chapels, gyms, craft rooms, meeting spaces, and cafeterias you find space to hear yourself think; to laugh and cry with friends; to […]

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Father’s Day Resources 2020

Dads and Father Figures in our lives are irreplaceable. Their strength and spiritual guidance are like a lighthouse. Thank you for your continued partnership and ministry within the AWF Conference. As a small thank you, we have provided several resources that you can use this Father’s Day! Father’s Day Resources Include: • Social Media Posts […]

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The UM Foundation – Focusing Forward

This letter is to personally thank you on behalf of the Board of Directors of the U. M. Foundation for your support during the COVID-19 crisis, recent AWF Conference restructuring, and potential changes in the United Methodist Church and our conference.  The growth of your funds to over $100 million in the Foundation and Development […]

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Online Workshop 3: Forward Focus Framework

Forward Focus Framework: Moving boldly towards new directions in ministry, deploying people in meaningful ways, and renewing generosity and stewardship. – with Dave Travis Have your questions changed since the first of the year? I bet they have. And what will our church’s next year look like? Other than different? The Forward Focus Framework is a tool […]

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Online Workshop 2: SERVE-ival

SERVE-ival: Capturing the big-hearted enthusiasm for missions we’re seeing in these times and transforming it into a future forward framework for lasting change. – with Brian Jones We’ve seen an incredible revival of neighbors serving neighbors. An engaging missions program in your church inspires a congregation and blesses a community. And an engaging missions program […]

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Online Workshop 1: What’s Ahead for the Next Generation

What’s Ahead for the Next Generation: Using these strange times to be the church in new ways to grow your church, more effectively disciple leaders and kids, and engage parents. – with Erin English Kids and Student Ministries have shifted – literally overnight. As leaders, we’ve learned to flex our ability to “pivot” and likely will do so […]

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2020 Scholarships

Did you know ministerial and lay scholarships are available through the Foundation? The Foundation is proud to administer scholarships established by United Methodist donors for the benefit of United Methodist students. Be sure to let students in your congregation know about this opportunity and have them fill out our application (see links below) before June 30 […]

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