2020 Year End Giving Resources

Everyone has something to give, but it can be hard to know what to give and what options are available. As well as addressing needs that arose from COVID-19, the CARES Act includes tax incentives only available in 2020 to encourage charitable giving. These year end giving resources are a great way to promote generosity and […]

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2020 Thanksgiving, Advent, and Christmas Media Pack

We are blessed to serve and partner with pastors and churches throughout the AWF Conference. As a small thank you, please feel free to download and use these resources in your church for Thanksgiving and Christmas. The Thanksgiving, Advent, & Christmas Media Pack includes images for social media, announcement slides, and bulletin one-liners to encourage generosity. […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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How the CARES Act Impacts 2020 Charitable Giving

In the midst of 2020 uncertainties, we have been encouraged by positive stewardship and giving responses in AWF Conference churches. Many churches are not only surviving but thriving during the challenges that this year has brought. God is moving and inspiring his people to give and continue ministry in many different and unique ways. As […]

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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, […]

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All Saints’ Day 2020

All Saints’ Day is a chance to honor and remember those who have gone on before us. This year, we encourage you to provide an opportunity for your congregation to honor these saints by making a one-time gift in honor of a saint who has gone on to glory, contribute to a church ministry or endowment fund, or make […]

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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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