response: January/February 2021 Issue

The Impact of Faith

The Legacy Endowment Fund helps United Methodist Women
put faith into action far into the future.

The Impact of Faith
Janet Jonas, treasurer for Holston Conference United Methodist Women, presents her conference’s pledge to the Legacy Fund at Assembly 2018.

United Methodist Women members have many things in common. First and foremost, we are women of faith who desire to put our faith into action. We know the power of faith-filled action. We see it again and again in our mission work. We witness its impact.

From time to time we need to step back and acknowledge the impact Christ guides us and enables us to make as United Methodist Women.

Think about the work of your unit over the past few years. Reflect on the mission projects you worked on and supported. What were the mission projects you worked on together? What did you make with your hands, and in whose hands is that item now? What social awareness did you provide?

Think about the many in-gatherings and supply drives you have participated in at district and conference meetings. What impact did those much-needed personal care items have on the national mission institution to which you donated? What impact did those items have on the families who received them? Imagine the faces of each woman and child who was impacted by your faith in action. What a blessing it is to know you make a difference and have a supportive community.

When we take the time to reflect on the impact we have made by working together and putting our faith into action, it inspires us to keep working. It fuels our Christian passion for economic, racial and social justice. We are then able to meet Christ’s mandates with continued vigor.

Each time you donate to the Legacy Endowment Fund, you make an impact. Your gift is invested and multiplies to ensure the future of our vital work. As a permanently invested endowment, the Legacy Fund will forever be a source of income for United Methodist Women. As such, we will continue to fundraise, promote and grow the fund to reach and surpass our $60 million dollar goal. Mission Giving comes first because it supports our current mission and advocacy work. The Legacy Endowment Fund is money for our future. Proceeds from the invested funds will endow future core expenses so that even more money can be directed to support and grow vital mission work throughout our country and the world.

We ask you to continue to promote and support the campaign throughout your districts, units and circles. Our faith is at work!

Deaconess Christi Campos is executive for development and donor relations for United Methodist Women.

Posted or updated: 1/12/2021 12:00:00 AM