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Celebrate Pastors with Special Gifts in October 2022


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October is Pastor Appreciation Month, and the Missouri United Methodist Foundation’s C2FM initiative invites you to celebrate a special pastor (or pastors) with a financial gift made in honor or in memory of a pastor, mentor or clergy colleague whose ministry has been, or is still today, a blessing in your life.

The Foundation’s C2FM program began serving Missouri clergy in 2016. Since then, more than 125 pastors and their families have received grants totaling more than $680,000, along with personal coaching and educational opportunities. All services are aimed at reducing financial and professional stress and enhancing vocational effectiveness.

C2FM grants have paid off or reduced consumer and student loan debt, funded scholarships and continuing education goals, contributed to retirement accounts, and funded renewal leave for pastors and their families. As one pastor shared, “C2FM has greatly impacted my personal and family life … receiving a grant gave us the momentum to keep following through.”

Your gift in support of C2FM is a meaningful way to say you care about the life-changing impact of pastoral ministry. Your special gift in their honor/memory will be acknowledged by the Foundation to the pastor or the pastor’s family. It’s a double blessing as the Lilly Endowment will generously match gifts to C2FM up to $250,000. To make your special gift, or for more information, contact C2FM Director Mark Struckhoff at mstruckhoff@mumf.org or visit www.mumf.org.