Leaving a Lasting Legacy

November Newsletter

In this Issue:

Visioning for Your Church - November Learn & Grow Seminar

What is your church's vision? Do you have a clear vision for the upcoming year and beyond? 

On November 18, the Kansas Area United Methodist Foundation will offer a Learn & Grow Seminar on “Visioning for Your Church in Times of Change”. The seminar will be held from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. via Zoom. During the seminar, Mark Queen, Organizational & Personal Navigator, will share about creating vision in times of uncertainty. 

Click here to register for the seminar. Everyone who registers will receive the Zoom link as well as a link to the recording. 

If you have any questions, please contact the Foundation at 888-453-8405 or foundation@kaumf.org.


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Make a Lasting Difference on Giving Tuesday

This Giving Tuesday, December 1, we invite you to prayerfully consider giving to an endowment fund. Through giving to an endowment, you will make a difference not only today, but for future generations. 

The Foundation manages endowment funds on behalf of churches, camps, and other organizations. In addition, endowment funds are created to support various areas of ministry, such as Pathways for Discipleship Grants, Seminary Scholarships, and more. 

To give to an endowment fund, visit www.kaumf.org/give or mail a check to the Foundation Office, KAUMF PO Box 605, Hutchinson, KS 67504. Please designate the account where the gift should go. 

Click here for more information on getting involved on this Giving Tuesday. If you have questions, please contact the Foundation Office at 620-664-9623 or foundation@kaumf.org


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Sermons Now Available On-Demand

One of the services of the Foundation is preaching for weekend services. With the pandemic, it changed how many churches worship and the staff's ability to travel. 

Rev. Dr. Dustin Petz, President of the Foundation, recorded two sermons on giving that are available online and can be used at the church's convenience. Click here for the sermons in the video library. 

Despite the pandemic, the Foundation staff are still here to support your church's ministry and meet with committees. If the staff can be of any assistance, please contact us at 620-664-9623 or foundation@kaumf.org.


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October Investment Summary

The Foundation’s investments continue to outperform benchmarks, even though October was down. Markets go up and down in the short-term, so having the longer-term perspective is vital. Our Balance Fund has a Year-to-Date net-of-investment-fee return of 4.53%. Please find more information regarding our investment and third quarter performance at www.kaumf.org/investments

Rates of Return as of October 31, 2020; Net of Investment Fees:

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Certificate of Participation Interest Rates

Certificate of Participation Interest Rates
12 Month term - 0.65%
24 Month term - 0.85%

(Rate effective as of October 1, 2020. Rates subject to change. Interest Rates for the Certificate of Participation Investment are reviewed on a monthly basis and as needed.)

Certificates of Participation are offered to churches, organizations, and individuals throughout Kansas and Nebraska to help support the Church and Ministry Loan Fund. Church and Ministry Loans are available to churches and ministries throughout the Great Plains Conference. To learn about the Certificate of Participation program, to obtain an offering circular, current rates and an application form, please visit our website.


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Thanksgiving Hours

The Foundation Office will be closed on November 26-27 for Thanksgiving. We pray you have a great Thanksgiving season. 

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Stay Up-to-Date with Foundation News

Stay up-to-date with Foundation news and events throughout the month by following us on Twitter @KansasAreaFdn or liking us on Facebook @kansasfoundation


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