The Foundation for United Methodist Communications generates funds to inform, inspire and engage the people of God. Our Work seeks to strengthen The United Methodist Church and its ministries throughout the world, and to communicate the message of Jesus Christ in a spirit of Open Hearts, Open Minds, and Open Doors.
The Foundation spearheaded the effort in 2006-2007 to raise $253,000 to fund 15 communications centers in 14 African countries. We also helped with three radio stations in Liberia, South Africa and Democratic Republic of the Congo. In 2009, the Foundation’s focus is assisting in gathering support for the Ivory Coast (Cote d’Ivoire) Radio station in partnership with the UMC of Cote d’Ivoire.In Africa, radio remains the most effective and efficient means to communicate due to low literacy levels, which limit print media’s impact. In Cote d’Ivoire, there are 62 recognized languages. On Africa continent, more than 900 million people speak over 2,000 languages. Radio is the best way to communicate.
“The Board of Trustees unanimously voted to create this special endowment in remembrance of a very special person,” said Sue Sherbrooke, President of the Board of Trustees, the Foundation for United Methodist Communications.“The Morrison Endowment will celebrate Twick’s deep interest in communication and empowering the lives of the “least of these”. We felt that Twick would want us to celebrate her life by creating a fund that will help carry others on their journey of faith.”Gifts of Remembrance to The Martha “Twick” Morrison Endowment will provide financial support from investment income to support programs to help United Methodist communicators in the Central Conferences enhance their communication skills.
The Leonard M. Perryman Communications Scholarship for Racial Ethnic Minority Students awards a $2,500 scholarship for undergraduate study of religion journalism or mass communications. It recognizes of the work of Leonard M. Perryman, a journalist for The United Methodist Church for nearly 30 years.
Judith Weidman Racial Ethnic Minority Fellowship
United Methodist Communications offers a one-year fellowship to help prepare a United Methodist young adult of racial ethnic minority origin for a communications career in an annual conference of The United Methodist Church within the United States.
One recipient is selected each year and is placed in an annual conference where he/she is mentored by an experienced United Methodist communicator.
This $6000 grant assists a United Methodist student in her or his post-graduate study at an accredited U.S. college or university who intends to pursue a career in religious journalism.
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