|S. Lyon First UMC and the MI Area Loan Fund–Partners In Ministry
South Lyon First UMC celebrated its 190th year in ministry on September 24, 2023. Earlier in 2023, they partnered with the Michigan Area Loan Fund to complete some significant maintenance to their rooflines and HVAC systems.
“Choosing to work with the Michigan Area Loan Fund was easy and allowed our church to move forward with significant maintenance projects so that we could keep ministry in motion. We know we can reach out to the United Methodist Foundation of Michigan for help when we need it. Their resources go a longway to support our ministry efforts,” according to Rev. Mary McInnes.
With the help of the loan fund, the church was able to develop its fundraising plans while the project moved forward.
The Michigan Area Loan Fund, operating since 1969, is a ministry related to the United Methodist Foundation of Michigan. The Fund serves congregations across Michigan with United Methodist or historically Wesleyan connections. The Fund provides both investment opportunities and lending services at competitive rates.
Investments transform local churches by expanding ministries, renovating church facilities, buying property, and launching technology upgrades. The Fund provides loans at favorable rates and terms and, thus, is ideal for churches shifting away from a higher rate commercial loan.
Karen Thompson, Senior Director of Loan Services, is available to discuss the ways in which the Loan Fund can benefit your church’s ministry. More information is available online at www.UMFMichigan.org or by contacting email@example.com .