It is remarkable that two very substantial gifts, clearly years in the making, arrived just a few months after the Conference Boards committed to contribute $1 million in unrestricted funds to the Faith in our Future Together grant program, which provides funds to local churches to help them respond to the recent disruptions due to the pandemic, and to emerge stronger.
The very generous estate gifts amounting to over $900,000 involve three dedicated women -- Elise Kreiger, The Rev. Jo-An Bott, and Nan Cook -- who were all well regarded and loved by their churches and spent their lives making a difference in their communities.
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Info Session on Church Grants
An informational session about the Faith in our Future Together grant program is being held online tomorrow, Nov. 19, at 4:30 PM. Details here
Northeast Association gives away $50,000 in Ministry Catalyst Grants
The Northeast Association has awarded grants to 11 churches, many of them to purchase new audio, video, and musical equipment, upgrade their wifi connections and software, and train ministers and “tech deacons” on using these new capabilities.