Rural church nominations for consideration of the Key Taylor Award are needed by May 25. Congregations are welcomed to nominate themselves. For 2010, $1300 will be awarded. The award, sponsored through the United Methodist Foundation, is to call attention to the mission work of all rural churches, by honoring the specific achievements of one rural church. To nominate a church, respond via email in a one-page narrative based on the criteria below to Kathy Reavis: firstname.lastname@example.org at the Office of Outreach Ministries. Please include the name of the church and district. Criteria includes: a) the church is in a community of less than 1,500 people; b) the church has 250 members or less; c) the church is significantly involved in community mission; d) the church shows faithfulness in its stewardship of the mission and service commitments (apportionments) and supports Advance Specials; and e) the church displays commitment towards growth in ministry and perseverance toward accomplishing their vision of ministry.