The NT-NL Mission Endowment Fund (MEF) seeks to support mission projects in the Northern Texas-Northern Louisiana (NT-NL) Synod. It works much like a foundation: an endowment fund serves as its core; the principal is invested and only the income from the investment is expended annually to benefit special causes that might otherwise go unfunded and unrealized.
If you’re looking for 2021 Grant Applications, scroll down the page for that information.
The NT-NL Mission Endowment Fund (MEF) has much to be thankful for!
Seeds that Change Fundraiser: Our bold goal is to raise $25,000 to increase the Mission Endowment Fund principal and an additional $25,000 to help replenish the MEF COVID-19 Emergency Relief Funds. In celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the NT-NL MEF, the 2020 “Seeds That Change” Campaign will include a creative and memorable on-line worship service.
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Support this campaign online:
You may designate your gift in the memo line.
You may also DONATE BY TEXTING “give” to 833-501-3856,
or MAIL A DONATION to MEF, NT-NL Synod, 680 Copper Canyon Rd, Argyle, TX 76226 and note “Seeds” in the memo line.
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Gather in Thankfulness Worship Service
Premieres on Saturday, October 17, at 10:00 am, on the NT-NL Facebook page
The service is a pre-recorded worship with video contributions from a variety of congregations, choirs, pastors, and lay members, all recorded in various locations. Bishop Gronberg will bring the homily, and Pastor Donna Wright will serve as Presiding Minister. The service will be available thereafter as a recording on Facebook, as well as via the NT-NL YouTube and Vimeo pages, as an alternate worship to any congregation who chooses to use it. It will be particularly appropriate for a Thanksgiving Service.
Learn more here: https://www.ntnl.org/event/mef-online-fundraiser/.
The MEF has allotted Relief Funds to share with our congregations and organizations during this challenging time to help ease financial hardships resulting from the disruptions of the global Covid-19 pandemic. The funds are not restricted, and the loan may be repaid over a two-year period — in full, in part, or can be forgiven. Donations (see above section) to the Covid-19 Emergency Relief Funds are greatly appreciated, particularly because the funds set aside by the MEF are being drawn from 2021 and 2022 anticipated partial grant allotments. The relief funds given now will impact the amount of regular grants that can be given over the next two years.
Coming soon: Video stories of ministries that have benefitted from MEF grants, and individuals who have supported MEF over the past 25 years, will also be featured during the campaign.
We are grateful to our
whose vision to support new and ongoing ministries through financial resources 25 years ago has brought us thus far!
2021 Grant Applications are now being received for ministries from congregations and organizations within NT-NL. The deadline to submit is January 6, 2021, extended due to the uncertainties of beginning in-person worship this fall, though it’s wise to submit as soon as possible.
Gifts that go on forever! Have you included the NT-NL Mission Endowment Fund in your estate plan or will? You are invited to become a member of the Legacy Partners Enduring Vision for Mission. Contact MEF@ntnl.org to notify us you have already included MEF in your will / estate plan OR to request a call to discuss this opportunity.