paragraph on funding issues/options will be included here to be used primarily
for Team Leaders.
money is a grant intended to encourage new UMVIM initiatives by various
United Methodist Church organizations. All team leaders from the North
Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church must receive approval
by the Conference UMVIM Committee. Interviewing and training by the Conference
UMVIM Committee is required. This enables the team leader to carry out
his/her special responsibilities, to understand what is expected as a
representative of the United Methodist Church and to obtain the support
of the Conference UMVIM Committee. Seed money is limited to $1,000.00
for international destinations and $500.00 for domestic destinations.
In order to receive seed money from UMVIM NCC, the
team leader will be required to attend the team leadership training course
offered by UMVIM, NCC. Leaders must have taken an initial or refresher
course within the four year period prior to the trip.
here to access the Download Area and obtain an UMVIM, NC Seed Money
Isa Grant Scholarship
Isa Grant Scholarship Fund was created in honor of Dr. Isa Grant, one
of the pioneers of the United Methodist Volunteers in Mission movent in
the North Carolina Conference. Scholarships from the fund are designed
to assist persons for whom the expense of participating in a mission team
is prohibitive. Priority is given to youth 21 years of age and younger.
Scholarships will not exceed $250.00. As ISA Grant funds are limited,
scholarship recipients are encouraged to assist in the replenishment of
here to access the Download Area and obtain an Isa Grant Scholarship
C. Lee Scholarship
Amanda Lee Scholarship Fund was created in memory of Amanda Lee, the daughter
of Rev. Jim & Sharon Lee. Amanda was a team member who assisted in
the building of Steer Town Methodist Church in Jamaica, a project sponsored
by UMVIM, NC. She died in a house fire in November of 1999 and family
and friends contributed to the Amanda Lee Scholarship Fund. Priority is
given to young adults (ages 18-29). Scholarships will not exceed $200.
here to access the Download Area and obtain an Amanda C. Lee Scholarship
K. Branton Scholarship
Jason K. Branton Scholarship Fund was created in memory of Jason K. Branton,
the grandson of Virginia Wrenn, an active UMVIMer from the NC Annual Conference.
Jason died from a hunting accident in November of 1999. Virginia Wrenn’s
love of UMVIM led her to set up the scholarship fund. Scholarships will
not exceed $100.
here to access the Download Area and obtain a Jason K. Branton Scholarship
B. Maddox Scholarship
As a member of Morris Chapel United Methodist
Church, Rebecca B. Maddox gave of herself to many causes. However, furthering
God’s kingdom was of the utmost importance in her life. In her local
church, she served in many capacities. As a United Methodist Youth Fellowship
counselor and United Methodist Woman, she helped to sponsor countless
yard sales, bake sales, and many other events to raise money that would
enable the church to fund various projects, all having a missional focus.
She faithfully served as the UMW president for many years and received
the UMW of the year as well as the Layperson of the year awards on more
than one occasion.
Becky heard the cry
of the needy and answered God’s call to help not only in the local
church and community, but in places all over the world. She participated
in her first United Methodist Volunteer-In-Mission team on July 1-11,
1986. She traveled to Dalvey, Jamaica with other United Methodists from
across the North Carolina Conference to complete the construction of a
Methodist Church that had been destroyed by Hurricane Gilbert. A major
emphasis was also placed on conducting a Bible School for the children
in the afternoons.
It was during these
eleven days that Becky witnessed something she had never felt before.
She realized first-hand what it was like to serve God completely through
body, soul, and mind, and spirit.
Becky wanted to go
again and again. Through “The Rebecca B. Maddox Memorial United
Methodist Volunteer-In-Mission Scholarship Fund”, administered by
the United Methodist Women of Morris Chapel UMC, she will be going again
and again. It is our hope and prayer that countless others will be richly
blessed by this endeavor.
Upon their return,
recipients of the scholarship are expected to share their experience with
the Morris Chapel UMW at their next regularly scheduled meeting. Scholarships
will not exceed $200.00.
here to access the Download Area and obtain a Rebecca B. Maddox Scholarship