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Development Fund Participation Rate Increase

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 [...]

By |2018-10-01T14:42:14+00:00October 1st, 2018|Foundation 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 |2017-05-26T16:17:55+00:00May 26th, 2017|Foundation News|0 Comments

Christ Church Memphis presents No Whispers Spring Conference: Dealing with Shame & Forgiveness

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 [...]

By |2017-06-17T17:21:26+00:00April 11th, 2017|Foundation News|0 Comments

Redistricting Plan Announced

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 [...]

By |2017-06-17T17:21:26+00:00March 15th, 2017|Foundation News|1 Comment

Northside UMC, Jackson, Wins Top Honors

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 [...]

By |2017-06-17T17:21:26+00:00March 15th, 2017|Foundation News|0 Comments


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 [...]

By |2017-06-17T17:21:26+00:00November 30th, 2016|Foundation News|0 Comments

Lakeshore announces Fall 2016 ‘Legacy of Lakeshore’ campaign, which has three components

Lakeshore Camp and Retreat Center has announced its Fall 2016 "Legacy of Lakeshore" campaign. Lakeshore is the camp and retreat ministry of the Memphis Conference of The United Methodist Church. It is located in Eva, Tennessee. The campaign has three components: Upgrade cabins Build hammock shelter Bolster campership fund Click on links below for more [...]

By |2016-10-26T16:58:19+00:00October 26th, 2016|Foundation News|0 Comments

Prevent Church Fraud

Provided by: THE TENNESSEAN Prevent church fraud with better controls Steve Thomason, CPA, for LBMC8 p.m. CDT August 24, 2016 This story is produced and presented by our sponsor, LBMC (Photo: Devonyu/Getty Images/iStockphoto) In 2014, churches lost an estimated $39 billion due to internal financial fraud. Compare that with the $35 billion that churches spent [...]

By |2017-06-17T17:21:26+00:00August 25th, 2016|Foundation News|0 Comments