First United Methodist Church
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110 N. Cass Street
Wabash, IN 46992

Phone: (260) 563-3108

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First United Methodist Church Memorial Fund
Memorial Fund

Our church is privileged to have a Memorial Fund from which we give yearly grants. The grants are given to people who are expanding Jesus' Kingdom through ministries, programs, and projects. We hope the grants will encourage and challenge individuals and groups and open up new opportunities to serve the Lord.

The grants are matching grants. They may match the money you raise dollar for dollar or two dollars for one dollar maximum. The grants are for one year. The maximum number of grants is three (3 years). Information on the screening process is below.1


Applications must be turned in or mailed by June 30 of the year in which you are requesting funds. For example, the application needs to be turned in by May 31, 2009 in order to be considered for this year. In your grant requests, which do not need to be written by a person who is experienced in
writing grants, we need the following information:

1. The name and address of the group or organization             submitting the grant request

2. The objectives of your project (What are we doing?)

3. The plan or program of activities designed to achieve the     objectives (How are we going to do “it”?)

4. Your plan to evaluate your performance against your           objectives (How well did we do?)

5. Total budget for the project

6. Amount of this grant request

7. Amount and source of your matching funds

8. Other sources of financing your project

9. A copy of the audit of your organization's financial               condition for last year

10. Your plan for continuing the project without the                     Memorial Fund's support

After receiving your application, the Screening Committee may request additional information or clarification, either by interview, email, phone, or in writing. If you need additional information, contact us.

1 Operations of the Fund are directed by three committees: The Screening committee receives all requests for funds, reviews, evaluates, prioritizes, and reports all requests to the Fall Church Conference.

The Board of Manager invests Fund assets, reports income, and recommends annual grant moneys. The Oversight Committee administers the disbursal of grants and contract follow up.

The Church Conference acts on all requests and makes final decisions on all grants.

Funding is made possible by income earned from gifts and bequests to the Fund.

If you would like to give to the fund, contact the church...and thank you.
First United Methodist Church
At the end of life we will not be judged by how many diplomas we have received, how much money we have made, how many great things we have done.  We will be judged by "I was hungry, and you gave me something to eat.  I was naked and you clothed me.  I was homeless, and you took me in."  Hungry not only for bread- but hungry for love.  Naked not only for clothing- but naked of human dignity and respect.  Homeless not only for want of a home of bricks- but homeless because of rejection.

Mother Teresa

Christmas and Cantata 2009