Starting a new fund, even for good reasons, can seem like a daunting task. This may have been how the NC Conference deacons felt when they introduced The Deacon Endowment fund last September. However, that is not how they are feeling now. In just three and half months, the dream of starting a fund to assist with higher education and continuing education costs, and good Samaritan needs has become a reality. By establishing this endowment in our conference, the NC Conference Order of Deacons aims to expand its mission and ministry.
The Deacon Endowment fund will make its first grants in early 2019. The reasons to give are many and varied. Simply put, God has blessed each of us. A gift to The NC Conference Deacon Endowment is a wonderful way to honor a deacon who serves in your community and it is a gift that will keep on giving. To make gifts, checks can be made payable to the United Methodist Foundation, with NCC Deacon Endowment noted in the memo line. Mail gifts to UM Foundation, 700 Waterfield Ridge Place, Garner, NC 27529.