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Pastoral Team:
Rosanna McFadden
Elizabeth Kelsey

We worship at:
60455 CR 113
Elkhart, IN 46517
Phone: 574-875-7800
Fax: 574-875-7885

Sunday Worship
9:30 a.m.
Fellowship Time
10:45 a.m.
Church School
11:00 a.m.
Visitors welcome!
All times are
Eastern Time.



How MMA Sharing Fund Grants Can Help

Carry each other's burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.-Galatians 6:2

As a part of my role as MMA Advocate, I would like to remind our congregation about the opportunity that is ours through this program and clarify how we can participate.

SHARING FUND GRANTS are a part of MMA fraternal ministry resources that help congregations meet needs in their churches and local communities. Most grants are matched by congregational giving and are available only to congregations with an MMA advocate. Sharing Fund grants are made possible because part of MMA is a fraternal benefit association. Dollars which would normally be paid in taxes can be used for fraternal ministries for members and congregations. Therefore, purchasing MMA products helps to make this money available.

At this time 27 members of our congregation participate in MMA's life, health, long-term care, disability income insurance, and annuity products. MMA provided $500.00 to support special needs in our church last year. Please contact me for more information about these services.

Several types of matching grants are available to assist with unusual financial needs of individual members/attenders of the congregation.

Emergency Grant Unpaid funeral, medical, counseling, and living expenses due to unplanned events that cause a financial hardship for the person or household
Premium Assistance Grant Help with MMA health insurance premiums
Community Outreach Grant Community projects which include volunteers from our congregation, i.e. Church Community Services
Youth Group Services Grant Work and service projects of congregational Youth group (not for individuals in mission assignments)
Pastor's Continuing Education Educational workshops, seminars and classes, and related travel expenses
Ministry Preparation Grant In helping with costs for persons preparing for pastoral ministry

You will note these are "matching grants" which means MMA will match our gifts up to a certain amount for funds that are contributed to our The Fruits of Caring Grant fund. Those persons responsible for administering the fund will explore the specific needs and make a decision as to how much to assist them, then matching funds would be available. In other words, MMA will match what the church gives, again up to a certain amount.

Our congregation is a very generous group of people and the monies that have been given over the years has been considerable. However, if monies are specifically earmarked for families/persons and not given through The Fruits of Caring Grant fund, they will not be a part of the "matching grant" monies.

We are asking that you read this information and, if you have questions, any member of the Team will be glad to help. Special requests for assistance may be made to Deana Markley.

Deana Markley
Creekside -- MMA Advocate

More Info on the Sharing Fund Grants

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