Sidney First UMC ‘6:20 Campaign’ underway


Sidney First United Methodist Church houses some of its foundation within the Community Foundation, making it eligible to participate in Match Day. Funds will support the 6:20 Campaign to repair stained glass windows.

Sidney First United Methodist Church houses some of its foundation within the Community Foundation, making it eligible to participate in Match Day. Funds will support the 6:20 Campaign to repair stained glass windows.


What is Match Day?

The Community Foundation of Shelby County is repeating its Match Day event. On Nov. 27, the foundation will offer a total of $70,000 to 14 local charities that can each receive a dollar-for-dollar match of up to $5,000. The goal is to generate at least $140,000 in charitable dollars.

Participating organizations challenge their supporters to give to the Community Foundation and to earmark gifts for their charity. Gifts must be made payable to the Community Foundation of Shelby County and received by Nov. 27 to be eligible for the match.

The local foundation administers more than 180 charitable funds, including scholarship, donor advised, designated, organization and community granting funds. Match Day participating organizations were selected because of having a 501(c)(3) tax status and an organization fund within the foundation that had an asset balance exceeding the Foundation’s fund minimum. Gifts received will not be placed into an organization’s fund, but instead returned to the organization and put to work in the community.

Participating organizations are Alpha Community Center, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby and Darke County, Compassionate Care of Shelby County, Historic Sidney Theatre, Operation Rebirth, S&H Products, Senior Center of Sidney-Shelby County, Shelby County Arc, Shelby County Historical Society, Shelby County Libraries Foundation, Shelby County United Way, Sidney First United Methodist Church, Sidney-Shelby County YMCA and Wilma Valentine Childcare.

For details, go to www.commfoun.com and view Match Day information on the home page.

SIDNEY — Sidney First United Methodist Church will use funds given to the Community Foundation’s Match Day for its “6:20 Campaign” to repair and restore stained glass and the church’s exterior and interior finishes. The local congregation has placed some of its own foundation money with the Community Foundation, making it eligible for participation in the special giving event.

The 6:20 Campaign derives its named from 1 Timothy 6:20 in the Bible where Paul, nearing the end of his earthly life, told his young student, “Guard what is entrusted to your care.” Although funds are needed specifically to ensure the church building is still in good shape and functioning many years from now, the capital campaign is about more than bricks and mortar.

“We are so pleased to be a part of the Community Foundation of Shelby County’s Match Day. It could not have come at a better time,” said the Rev. Dr. David Chivington, Senior Pastor. “This will allow us to care for a historic, beautiful structure that has been entrusted to us.”

The church facility is active daily with Bible studies, youth groups, choir practice, weddings and funerals. It houses a preschool, is host to weekend retreats and community functions. Members also consider it a place where the church can be equipped to grow and launch ministries that go outside church walls. Tar Hollow youth camp formulates at the church meeting areas; meals are prepared and shared; clothing is gathered and shared; apple dumplings are made and luncheons and dinners are held for church missions.

“Our church building does not change lives, but what happens inside it does,” added Chivington.

“We are working to enhance and prepare our church facility to last well into the future – just as our fore fathers did for us these past 150-plus years – so that those who follow can use their resources to build God’s kingdom, without debt or worry about a physical home.”

Gifts should be made payable to the Community Foundation of Shelby County with: Match/Sidney First UM noted on the memo or in an accompanying note or form. Details and forms are available at the Community Foundation website at www.commfoun.com or at the church. Gifts must be received on or before Nov. 27 to be eligible for up to $5,000 in matching money.

Sidney First United Methodist Church houses some of its foundation within the Community Foundation, making it eligible to participate in Match Day. Funds will support the 6:20 Campaign to repair stained glass windows.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2018/11/web1_Sidney-First-United-Methodist-Church.jpgSidney First United Methodist Church houses some of its foundation within the Community Foundation, making it eligible to participate in Match Day. Funds will support the 6:20 Campaign to repair stained glass windows.

What is Match Day?

The Community Foundation of Shelby County is repeating its Match Day event. On Nov. 27, the foundation will offer a total of $70,000 to 14 local charities that can each receive a dollar-for-dollar match of up to $5,000. The goal is to generate at least $140,000 in charitable dollars.

Participating organizations challenge their supporters to give to the Community Foundation and to earmark gifts for their charity. Gifts must be made payable to the Community Foundation of Shelby County and received by Nov. 27 to be eligible for the match.

The local foundation administers more than 180 charitable funds, including scholarship, donor advised, designated, organization and community granting funds. Match Day participating organizations were selected because of having a 501(c)(3) tax status and an organization fund within the foundation that had an asset balance exceeding the Foundation’s fund minimum. Gifts received will not be placed into an organization’s fund, but instead returned to the organization and put to work in the community.

Participating organizations are Alpha Community Center, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby and Darke County, Compassionate Care of Shelby County, Historic Sidney Theatre, Operation Rebirth, S&H Products, Senior Center of Sidney-Shelby County, Shelby County Arc, Shelby County Historical Society, Shelby County Libraries Foundation, Shelby County United Way, Sidney First United Methodist Church, Sidney-Shelby County YMCA and Wilma Valentine Childcare.

For details, go to www.commfoun.com and view Match Day information on the home page.