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Tom and Betty Cloyd Scholarship Recipients Named

Kaitlynn Vaughn Margaret Ward The Reverend Dr. Philip Jamieson, President of The United Methodist Foundation for the Memphis and Tennessee Conferences, announces that the recipients of the Tom and Betty Cloyd Scholarship are Kaitlynn E. Vaughn and Margaret A. Ward.  Kaitlynn is a member of Hillcrest United Methodist Church and is [...]

By | 2018-04-30T14:09:28+00:00 April 30th, 2018|United Methodist General News|0 Comments

First Quarter 2018 Market Perspectives from Colony Group

Q1 Market Perspectives As part of our commitment to providing our clients and business partners with exceptional service, a link to The Colony Group’s quarterly Market Perspectives is provided below. This quarter, our commentary focuses on:   Factors that led to the financial markets faltering in the first quarter of 2018   Volatility Strikes Back – we explain [...]

By | 2018-04-27T14:07:28+00:00 April 27th, 2018|United Methodist General News|0 Comments

UMDF Deposit Interest Rates Going Up!

Participation Account Rate Increase We are pleased to announce that effective April 1, 2018, the United Methodist Development Fund will raise the interest rate paid on participation accounts to 1.50%.  Participation account funds are fully liquid and, unlike certificates of deposit (CD), are not locked in for a particular time period.  The church building loan rate [...]

By | 2018-02-21T18:23:44+00:00 February 21st, 2018|United Methodist General News|0 Comments

Plans underway for ‘William Pierce Bailey, Jr. Academy of Congregational Leadership’

9/28/2017 Plans are now underway for the William Pierce Bailey, Jr. Academy of Congregational Leadership in memory of Dr. Bailey, who died in January. Bailey was a Memphis Conference elder who retired in 1997 after 43 years of active ministry. A steering committee of lay and clergy friends of Bailey has established a fund for the academy [...]

By | 2017-10-04T13:23:03+00:00 October 4th, 2017|Foundation News, United Methodist General News|1 Comment

Excellence in Clergy Leadership Scholarship Provides $1.66 Million to Help United Methodist Clergy Avoid Debt

The UM Foundation for the Memphis and Tennessee Conferences is pleased to announce income from the Nashville Area Order of St. Andrew Fund will be used to contribute toward the Excellence in Clergy Leadership Scholarship program (read below for more information).  Andrew was known as “the bringer”.  All he did was bring his brother, Peter, [...]

By | 2017-08-10T15:51:59+00:00 August 10th, 2017|United Methodist General News|0 Comments

Kathryn Nation awarded Walter Russell Lambuth scholarship for 2017-18 academic year

Kathryn Nation has been awarded the 2017-18 Walter Russell Lambuth scholarship, according to an announcement by the Memphis Conference Board of Higher Education and Campus Ministry during the 2017 Memphis Annual Conference in June in Collierville, Tennessee. The scholarship is one example of how the Memphis Conference of The United Methodist Church “invests in young people,” one [...]

By | 2017-07-27T13:58:48+00:00 July 27th, 2017|Foundation News, United Methodist General News|0 Comments

Order of St. Andrew Inductees Michael O’Bannon, Sky McCracken, and John Collett

The UM Foundation is pleased to announce the induction of Reverends Michael O'Bannon, Sky McCracken, and John Collett into the Order of St. Andrew. Andrew was known as “the bringer”. All he did was bring his brother, Peter, the little boy with the five loaves and fishes, and the Greeks to Jesus. He was just [...]

By | 2017-06-23T13:11:22+00:00 June 23rd, 2017|United Methodist General News|0 Comments

The Reverend Dr. David Comperry to Join Foundation Staff

The UM Foundation is very pleased to announce that the Reverend Dr. David Comperry will be joining the Foundation team as field staff representative on September 1, 2017.   David P. Comperry is retiring after 45 years as a full-time pastor in the Tennessee and Memphis Annual Conferences of the United Methodist Church.  The son [...]

Tom and Betty Cloyd Scholarship Recipient Named

The Reverend Dr. Philip Jamieson, President of The United Methodist Foundation for the Memphis and Tennessee Conferences, announces that the recipient of the Tom and Betty Cloyd Scholarship is Kaitlynn Vaughn of Nashville.  Kaitlynn is a member of Hillcrest United Methodist Church and is currently enrolled at Martin Methodist College in Pulaski, Tennessee. The Tom [...]

By | 2017-06-17T17:24:28+00:00 May 26th, 2017|Foundation News, United Methodist General News|0 Comments

Stewardship Seminar To Be Held In Purchase District

Indiana University's Lake Institute will be partnering with the United Methodist Foundation to offer a "Creating Congregational Cultures of Generosity" Seminar to Purchase District churches in the fall.  This free, informative seminar will be held the weekend of October 6-7 and November 3-4.  Please contact the Foundation at 615-259-2008 for additional details.

By | 2017-05-26T16:16:16+00:00 May 26th, 2017|Foundation News, United Methodist General News|0 Comments