Most investment markets posted strong returns for 2020 despite grappling with a pandemic and one of the worst global economic crises since the Great Depression. As we transition into 2021, we see the investment backdrop as one of hope and optimism. In the latest Market Perspectives, our Colony Investment Leadership Team focuses on: What caused the markets [...]
Good afternoon: As the U.S. is preparing for the upcoming elections during a pandemic, our Colony Investment Leadership Team provides their most recent insights and analysis in our latest Market Perspectives. This quarter, we examine: While the combined second- and third-quarter returns were the strongest for the U.S. equity markets since 2009, how might the markets react to a Trump or Biden victory in November? [...]
Participation Account Rate Increase We are pleased to announce that effective January 1, 2020, the United Methodist Development Fund will raise the interest rate paid on participation accounts to 2.0%. 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 [...]
Participation Account Rate Increase We are pleased to announce that effective October 1, 2018, the United Methodist Development Fund will raise the interest rate paid on participation accounts to 1.675%. 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 will [...]
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.
Christ Church Memphis presents No Whispers Spring Conference: Dealing with Shame & Forgiveness Christ Church | Saturday, May 20 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | Wilson/Ross 415-416 Join us for a conversation on shame and redemption with Rev. Dr. Phil Jamieson, President of the United Methodist Foundation for the Memphis and Tennessee Annual Conferences. Also joining [...]
In Margaret Wheatley’s book: Finding our Way: Leadership in Uncertain Times, we are reminded that we make the road by walking. In the walking, she suggests that the work that we do is spiritual. We are now entering our third year living into our mission statement adopted in 2014 and are continuing to make decisions [...]
Tennessee Church wins top honors NASHVILLE, Tenn.––Northside UMC in Jackson, Tenn., was named the 2017 top UM unit in the United States. Judges of the third annual national competition selected the church for a myriad of ministries to the Jackson community. The contest is sponsored by the National Association of Conference Presidents of UM Men [...]
The Lewis Center for Church Leadership and Wesley Theological Seminary have gathered free resources to help pastors better understand and manage their personal finances. The resources are available here. Managing personal finances is especially important for clergy who are expected to teach and model faithful stewardship within their congregations. Maintaining healthy personal finances is both [...]
Ready of not, the holidays are nearly upon us. Help your friends and family extend the spirit of giving thanks into the Advent season by participating in UMC #GivingTuesday Nov. 29.