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2nd Quarter 2022 Market Perspectives

  Dear Clients and Friends, Investment markets experienced a rough first half. As we consider how the rest of the year may unfold, we encourage clients to keep their wits about them.  While the world has challenges ahead, we remind you that despite the multitude of crises we have endured over the past 100 years, [...]

July 28th, 2022|0 Comments

Cloyd Scholarship Recipients Named

The Reverend Dr. Philip Jamieson, President of The United Methodist Foundation for the Tennessee-Western Kentucky Conference, announces that the recipients of the Cloyd Scholarship are Virginia Varden and Gerardo Amaya-Quinteros.  Virginia is a member of Fulton First United Methodist Church and is currently enrolled at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky.  Gerardo is a [...]

June 23rd, 2022|0 Comments

FREE Saving Grace Curriculum Leader’s Kits Available Now

Saving Grace Curriculum The United Methodist Foundation and Development Fund has Saving Grace Leader’s kits available for launching this important program.  Last year, in collaboration with Administrative Services for the Tennessee/Western Kentucky Annual Conference, the Foundation was awarded a generous grant from the UMC Clergy Well-Being Initiative in partnership with the General Board of Pensions and [...]

January 7th, 2022|0 Comments

Church Building/Renovation Grants Continue!

The Board of the Development Fund for Kentucky and Tennessee and the Foundation for the Memphis and Tennessee Annual Conferences is pleased to announce the continuation of the Development Fund grant program in 2022.  Last year, this program provided 45 grants to churches and ministries in the Memphis and Tennessee Annual Conferences for a total [...]

January 7th, 2022|0 Comments

Applications Open January 1 for UMHEF Scholarships

Applications will open January 1 for United Methodist Higher Education Foundation Scholarships.  Click the link for more information. SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR UNITED METHODIST STUDENTS ATTENDING UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE SOUTHERN NASHVILLE, TN  |  United Methodist students attending or planning to attend the University of Tennessee Southern may qualify for scholarships from the United Methodist Higher Education [...]

December 9th, 2021|0 Comments

Loan Forgiveness Program Change

Key Loan Forgiveness Program Change May Help Church Workers with Student Debt Education department expands eligibility after 2017 Trinity Lutheran decision—but acceptance is still no certainty. Matthew J. Branaugh, Attorney | Editor, Content and Business Development Bio

August 9th, 2021|0 Comments

Second Quarter 2021 Market Perspectives from Colony Group

Good afternoon: The bull market is alive and well as the S&P 500 posted its strongest first-half-year gains since 1998. However, last winter’s optimism over the development of effective vaccines and an economic reopening has given way to anxiety over inflation, employment, and decelerating growth. In the latest Market Perspectives, our Colony Investment Leadership Team [...]

July 15th, 2021|0 Comments