The NCC Deacon Endowment team of the North Carolina Annual Conference has enthusiastically issued its annual awards for 2021. It is our pleasure to grant this year’s NCC Deacon Endowment award to Joe Cox and Allison Morgan. Joe serves Covenant UMC and Allision is a senior at Duke Divinity School.
In his application, Joe wrote, “I believe God is inviting me to step into a new and exciting season…that is why I am enrolled in the Certified Biblical Counseling Program to become a Biblical counselor. People are turning to the church for help, answers, and most of all, for a hopeful future.” It was our joy to award Joe assistance with his continuing education.
Our second award recipient explained in her application that, “the financial strain was unexpected, especially in the midst of graduate school. Hannah was born in October with a cyst that had to be removed surgically in February. This grant will help offset expenses beyond what insurance covers. The good news is Hannah is doing well!” Assisting with Good Samaritan needs in Allison’s case was our joy!
As you may recall, this endowment began in September of 2017 with the intention of creating a fund that could assist deacons in the NCCUMC with continuing education or Good Samaritan needs. The fund has grown since inception and continues to have regular donations, allowing it to be a viable resource of funds not only in the present, but for years to come. If you have given to this fund, thank you. You are making a difference, not only this year, but in perpetuity.
Thanks again for helping make these grants possible for Joe and Allison this year, and for many others in the years to come. Your donation, regardless of size, is significant. Checks can be made out to the United Methodist Foundation, with The NCC Deacon Endowment in the memo line. Forward gifts to UMF, 700 Waterfield Ridge Place, Garner, NC 27529.
The NCCUMC Deacon Endowment Team
Lynn Benson, Chairperson
Betty Ann Buckley