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Christian Covenant Endowment Committee

 

While it is rare to find an endowment fund in a small rural church, the idea of an endowment fund had been with North Lake United Methodist Church for many years. At the Church’s annual conference in November 2009, the congregation voted to officially establish an endowment fund. The fund was eventually named the Christian Covenant Endowment Fund (CCEF).

The primary purpose of the CCEF is to provide a means to make gifts and bequests to the Church that are a permanent endowment of financial support and/or living memorials. Gifts to the CCEF are invested and held in perpetuity. A portion of the investment income is used to further Christian ministry and mission.

 In 2011, the Christian Covenant Endowment Committee (CCEC) began awarding grants for a variety of programs and projects that support the purpose, mission, and ministry of the Church. Since 2011, 44 grants have been funded.
 

Hand Chimes
Prayer Shawl Ministry
175th Anniversary History Book
North Lake United Methodist Church Historical Committee Advertising of Events
Cook’s Night Off*
2011 Eagle Scout Project
Children’s Christmas Musicals*
North Lake United Methodist Church Spire Replacement
Insert in Sun Times
Mission Trip with Operation Classroom
2012 Eagle Scout Project
Expansion of Gravel Parking Lot
From Our Hearts to Your Table
Pastoral Ministries Scholarships*
Special Event Tent
Puppet Diversity Project
Ice Cream Social and Classic Vehicle Event*
Program - Potluck Events Project
Chelsea Expo
North Lake United Methodist Church Youth Meeting Room Re-model Project
Church Picture Directory
Parsonage Remodel - Main Bathroom
Church Music Lending Library
April Showers
Grief Share and Divorce Care Outreach
Reverse Trick or Treat
Aging in Place*
2017 Cemetery Walk and Historical Research
Tech Equipment for Kid’s Church
Mission Trip 2018
Church Equipment
Shut-ins Visitation
Historical Committee Digital Document Storage
2018 Potluck Dinners
2018 Soccer grant
Christmas Eve Flameless Candles
Lay Servant Scholarships

 *    Funded multiple years
 

 

The best news of all is that the CCEF continues to grow through memorial bequests and individual donations, often from someone who tithes modestly but regularly. We are especially blessed to have a faith community that is responsibly utilizing this fund to further God’s kingdom through a variety of mission and ministry projects. 



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