Giving Stories

Capon Bridge UMC

Glenn Eanes is the Chair of the Finance Committee of Capon Bridge United Methodist Church in the Potomac Highlands District. He called our office with a problem we regularly see. His church had a long-term certificate of deposit (CD) that was earning a good interest rate. It was reaching maturity, and the bank was offering drastically lower interest on a renewal. He asked what the Foundation could offer.

Shining a Light in the Darkness

Consider this.  In West Virginia, one in three children lives in poverty.  Almost 10% of babies are born with low birth weight.  In our schools, 55% of students are approved for a free or reduced lunch.  Over half of all fourth graders in West Virginia cannot read at what is considered a proficient level.  Children who lived in poverty are more likely to have children outside of marriage, to be arrested, and to have severe health problems.  What can we do about this kind of darkness? Read More.

Transformational Investing

That’s transforming the world!

That was the exclamation from a participant at a meeting at Harner Chapel United Methodist Church in Morgantown where the church was considering moving funds to The Foundation for investment purposes.  Read More.

Gift to Help Others

Helen Hall was a member of First United Methodist Church in Buckhannon.  A teacher for 38 years, she valued education, having a Bachelor of Arts degree from West Virginia Wesleyan College and a Master of Education degree from the University of Pittsburgh.  She was an active member of the United Methodist Women at her church.  Although she died in 2004 at the age of 90, her legacy lives on.  Read More.

Layman's Foundation

We are grateful to serve as the Trustee of the Laymen’s Foundation of the United Methodist Men of the West Virginia Annual Conference.  In addition to providing support for the Annual Circuit Rider scouting event at Jackson’s Mill, one of the significant ministries of the Laymen’s Foundation is in providing scholarship grants to seminary students who intend to become pastors in the West Virginia Annual Conference....Read More

Logan Memorial United Methodist Church

The Congregation of Logan Memorial United Methodist Church was faced with a blessing and achallenge - how to be good steards of a finacial gift to the church.  Read more

Tragedy Inside a Mountain

At 3pm, on the afternoon of April 5, an explosion, one and a half miles inside a mountain, rocked the Upper Big Branch Mine in Montcoal, West Virginia.  Soon after the event, we knew that 25 men had died; at the end of the week, the hope that four miners might have survived was lost.  A total of 29 men lost their lives and two were injured...Read More   

Planting Seeds for Future Ministry

The past few years have been a time of financial worry and economic crisis.  How does the church respond in times such as these?  At least one church in our Conference views these challenging times as the right time to do something for the future...Read More