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  • Rev. Katherine Glaze Lyle Pays it Forward
    Rev. Katherine Glaze Lyle's relationship with TMF began during her years serving as Associate Pastor at FUMC Dallas, continued as she served other churches, and was deepened through...
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  • Supporting Ministry in the Past, Present, and Future
    Serving United Methodist churches in Texas for more than 40 years, Rev. Carroll and his wife Ann know how important financial support is to congregations reaching out to assist their neighbors.
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  • Sustaining Local Ministry
    What would your community be like without your church? How would its absence sway the lives not only of your church's membership but countless others who are touched by your congregation's reach every week?
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  • Building Foundations
    As the former director of the Chapelwood United Methodist Church Foundation, Herb knows just how important it is to build a permanent fund a congregation can rely on for future needs.
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  • Marriage Ministries Center
    There are many worthy causes and deserving people receiving help and hope from The United Methodist Church. Who creates these programs and where do the resources come from to support them?
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  • Making a Better World
    Have you ever wondered what type of person establishes an endowed scholarship fund?
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  • A Loving Legacy
    Carl and Katherine were married for half a century. Although the Hereford couple had no children of their own, they cared deeply about the welfare of young people.
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  • Carrying on a Tradition
    When Theodora describes her mother, one of the first women to gain the right to vote in Texas, she speaks of a woman who had "a great heart for the causes of women."
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  • Brothers Leave Scholarly Legacy
    Since 1995 hundreds of children and teens from the Bowers twins' home town have benefited from yearly gifts made to First UMC Breckenridge.
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  • Honoring a Son's Love for Life
    Imagine losing a family member who spread joy and laughter everywhere he went, someone who lived life to its fullest. What if that person were your teenaged son? How would you amend grief into hope for the future?
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  • Donor Connects, Faith, Family and Funds in Giving
    When an astute businessperson and United Methodist leader like Tom faced a decisive giving moment, where did he seek trusted guidance?
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  • Fixed Income for Retirement
    After working for decades as a pediatrician in a small rural town, Patricia was ready to retire.
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  • Flexible Deferred Gift Annuity
    Lewis is a 54-year-old executive at a large healthcare company. He purchased company stock during years when the stock price was low, and now the stock has grown substantially.
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