Funding for youth ministries available through Violet’s Garden
Congregations are invited to apply for funding from Violet's Garden, a grant program designed to further the spiritual development of children and youth at the local-church level.
Grants are awarded twice per year, in May and November, and congregations can apply for up to $2,000. These are one-time start-up grants.
The application deadline for this round is Nov. 1, 2014.
In 2013, the following ministries were among those to received grants: West Avenue UMC in Rochester, First UMC in East Greenbush, and Emmanuel UMC in Lockport for new community VBS experiences; Central Park and Seneca Street UMCs in Buffalo for a program to provide faith mentoring to teenage girls; to the Laotian and Karenni ministries in Syracuse and Binghamton for study materials and Bibles for new Sunday School programs; and Centenary UMC in Bath for devotional materials and Bibles for a new spiritual emphasis for their Youth Group participants.
Click here to download the grant application
For more information or to request a hard copy, contact the Rev. Joellyn Tuttle, Violet's Garden convener, at (315) 685-5963 or firstname.lastname@example.org or at Skaneateles UMC, 26 Jordan St., Skaneateles, N.Y. 13152.
Violet's Garden grants are made possible from donations by congregations and individuals to Conference Advance #3075.
These grants were established in 2008 as an expression of appreciation for Bishop Violet L. Fisher's compassion for children and youth.