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Something to Think About 1-14-19

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Thus says the LORD, “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine.” – Isaiah 43:1

No matter how discouraged you may get at times, never forget that there is One who knows your name, your heart, your fears. You are always on His mind! There is no hurt that He cannot heal; nor fear He cannot address. You are an intimate part of His plan!

Rev. Keith E. Lawder
President/CEO
770-449-6726
877-220-5664
404-906-1425 (Cell)
klawder@gumf.org
Rev. Stephen A. Waldorf
VP of Development
478-746-9688 #124 (Macon)
478-747-0042 (Cell)
swaldorf@gumf.org

If you would like Keith or Steve to preach at your church, contact Louise, Hintze at GUMF at 770-449-6726, 877-220-5664 or lhintze@gumf.org. 

Posted: January 14th, 2019 | Permalink

How to Give Securities to Your Church

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Giving securities is a great, tax-effective way to support your church. Unfortunately, brokerage houses often do not disclose the donor’s name or the beneficiary when transferring stocks. When shares arrive in the Georgia United Methodist Foundation’s account, the mystery begins. Until the mystery is solved, the church does not receive the gift and the donor does not receive a tax confirmation letter from their church.

Here are some tips to ensure your transaction goes as planned.

1. If your church has a brokerage account for this purpose, provide your broker with transfer instructions from your church.

2. If your church does not have a separate brokerage account but does have an account with GUMF, call us for instructions to give to your broker to transfer the shares to GUMF for the account of your church.

3. Notify your church and GUMF each time a stock gift is transferred. Be sure to provide the stock name and number of shares.

At the end of 2018, GUMF had thousands of dollars in unclaimed stock gifts. If you are wondering whether or not your church received your gift that was made through GUMF, call your church to confirm receipt. Or contact Misty Kush, GUMF Accounting Assistant, at 770-449-6726, 877-220-5664 or mkush@gumf.org with the specifics, the beneficiary, and timing of the gift.

Posted: January 10th, 2019 | Permalink

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Posted: January 8th, 2019 | Permalink

Something to Think About 1-7-19 Devotion

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“Arise, shine; for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD has risen upon you.” – Isaiah 60:1

There is much negative talk and disagreement that gets the attention of the media. But have you ever looked at the power of the sun when it rises in the morning and realized that the glorious plan of the One who created you, was to also leave you reminders that daily His glory shines on you?

Rev. Keith E. Lawder
President/CEO
770-449-6726
877-220-5664
404-906-1425 (Cell)
klawder@gumf.org
Rev. Stephen A. Waldorf
VP of Development
478-746-9688 #124 (Macon)
478-747-0042 (Cell)
swaldorf@gumf.org


If you would like Keith or Steve to preach at your church, contact Louise, Hintze at GUMF at 770-449-6726, 877-220-5664 or lhintze@gumf.org. 

Posted: January 7th, 2019 | Permalink

UMDFS Scholarship Applications Available from UMHEF

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If you know a United Methodist student in Georgia who attends a United Methodist college, university or seminary, please share that the United Methodist Dollars for Scholars scholarship applications are now available from the United Methodist Higher Education Foundation for the 2019-2020 school year. The applications must be completed online or postmarked by the deadline of March 1, 2019 (June 1, 2019 for students planning to enroll in a 2-year college only).

The Georgia United Methodist Foundation partners with Georgia students' United Methodist churches, UMHEF, and participating United Methodist-related schools to offer up to $4,000 per student in annual United Methodist Dollars for Scholars scholarships. Since 2011, GUMF has awarded 654 scholarships totaling $526,700!

For more information, please contact UMHEF at 615-649-3990, 800-811-8110 or umhef@umhef.org. If you would like to establish a scholarship fund or contribute to an existing fund at GUMF, please contact Nancy Young, GUMF Director of Planned Giving and Scholarships, at 678-708-6601 or nyoung@gumf.org.

Posted: January 2nd, 2019 | Permalink