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Exceptional Care

Exceptional Care

TMF is more than just a foundation; it’s a trusted organization with staff who truly go the extra mile for their donors. Helen Crews, a TMF donor, investor, and longtime Methodist, believes this as much as anyone.

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New Hope Housing - Fighting Homelessness in Houston

New Hope Housing - Fighting Homelessness in Houston

This award-winning organization operates seven Single Room Occupancy (SRO) housing properties for single adults, most of whom have been chronically homeless, as well as one property designed for homeless and at-risk families.

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United Methodist Connection Accelerates Giving

United Methodist Connection Accelerates Giving

“I want to help the church do something so wonderful, it’s obvious God’s work is in action,” said Ellen “Pinky” Snow when asked about desired outcomes for her endowment to support local mission work through the FUMC in Angleton, Texas.

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Using Art to Build Relationships and Foster Spirituality

Using Art to Build Relationships and Foster Spirituality

When Mercy Street began deepening its outreach program, our congregation was exploring how to better welcome women from Santa Maria Hostel, one of the few substance use disorder treatment centers that serve pregnant and parenting women.

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Cypress UMC Fulfills a New Mission by Becoming a Mission Field

Cypress UMC Fulfills a New Mission by Becoming a Mission Field

We confidently declared that Cypress UMC is in ministry to “build bridges and create a community that connects people to Jesus’ life-giving story.”

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The Power of Scripture in Congregational Discernment

The Power of Scripture in Congregational Discernment

Bible stories can unlock new learning and motivate the discernment process. When a congregation gathers to engage in TMF’s Holy Conversations one assignment is to answer the question, “What is the biblical story your congregation is now inhabiting?”

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Hope Within the Ruins
Message from the President

Hope Within the Ruins

The headline that Notre Dame Cathedral was on fire had to be read and re-read before it could be believed. Even the pictures showing the flames coming through the roof could only be experienced through the lens of shock and sorrow.

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A Look Back: Investing in Core Belief

A Look Back: Investing in Core Belief

April 4, 2019This story was originally published in the Summer 2009 edition of Methodist Money and Ministry. We are revisiting it years later, as we celebrate Black History Month and the hope that United Methodist churches bring to their…

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Four Most Popular Questions about Charitable Gifts from IRAs

Four Most Popular Questions about Charitable Gifts from IRAs

While rules related to Qualified Charitable Distributions (QCDs) from an IRA are now permanent, it is important to revisit old assumptions or learn anew about how best to maximize a charitable gift from an Individual Retirement Account (IRA).

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