Celebrating the Eternal Flame Fund and members of Flame Alive

Even so, let your light shine before men; that they may see your good works, and. glorify your Father who is in heaven (Matthew 5:16 NIV).

For four years, we’ve celebrated the annual Eternal Flame Fund dinner with proceeds benefitting the Eternal Flame Fund. Here's the program for the 2020 No-Go Eternal Flame Fund virtual event with guest speaker Rev. Ben Trammel, lead pastor of University UMC, San Antonio.



Proceeds benefit the church-wide LED light project.

What is the Eternal Flame Fund?

The Eternal Flame Fund is supported by gifts from the congregation for projects within the Marvin Church facility that are not covered by the annual operating budget. One-hundred percent of every gift is utilized for church projects as determined by the church Board of Trustees. Every church member is encouraged to support the fund with an annual gift of $75 or more – or $6.25 a month!

Why do I support the Eternal Flame Fund?

We support Marvin’s Eternal Flame Fund because we love our church and we want it to continue to be a beautiful and safe place in which to worship.  We also want to honor those who have gone before us who sacrificed to build and sustain God’s kingdom here.  As beneficiaries of their foresight and in recognition of the abundance of God’s love that we experience here, we want to be good stewards of the legacy we’ve been given so that those who come behind us will find us faithful.  
- Debbie and Randy Cook 

We believe in taking care of the things we love and we love Marvin Church.  We want it to be just as strong and vibrant
100 years from now as it is today. So, contributing to the Eternal Flame Fund just makes good sense.
- Anne and Garth Pattullo

The Eternal Flame Fund is more than just a dinner event held each year to raise funds for MUMC.  This so important fund has helped out MUMC and our church family in the past when other resources were not available to maintain our beautiful church.  The strong continuance of the Eternal Flame Fund is critical to not only our present times but also the future of MUMC. 
- Claire and Jeremy Cozad

Thank you for giving generously to the Eternal Flame Fund!

Our people are our greatest asset for worship, missions and outreach. Eternal Flame Fund members who give $75 or more during the year are members of Flame Alive – a giving group of the Eternal Flame Fund. Why $75? An annual gift of $75 to the fund equals $6.25 a month for one year to help care for your church - the cost of lunch to care for your church, which impacts the lives of our members and the community who come in and out of our doors for worship, for education, for service and for community. Consider making a gift to support the Eternal Flame Fund in 2020!

One hundred percent of every gift supports the Eternal Flame Fund for the ongoing care of our church facility. Your gifts make a difference.

  • In 2018 and 2019, your gifts of $1.2 million supported the restoration of the sanctuary stained glass windows.
  • In 2017, your gifts of $632,775.48 replaced our 35-year-old HVAC system.
  • In 2016, your gifts totaling $105,485.15 provided $90,550 to replace or repair 11 flat roofs; $5,547.15 for the installation of cameras in the third-floor youth area; $1,050 for LED lighting where fixtures had failed; $595 for an asbestos inspection; and $7,743 for asbestos abatement before the HVAC system was replaced.

Please donate online or mail your check and a completed donation form to:

Eternal Flame Fund
Marvin UMC
300 W. Erwin St.
Tyler, TX 75702

Thank you for your generosity!

2019 Flame Alive Members

Betsy Adams*  Mary Adamson  Olivia Adcock  John & Debby Adkins  Chris & Heather Agan  Jaime Aguilar  Mark & Katrina Anderson Linda Armstrong  Bessie Arnold  Linda Ashby  Mitzie Avera* Jacque Bailey  Joel Baker  Ruby Baker*  Doug & Gina Baker* Hank & Nicki Baker  Daisy Barger* Tommy & Caro Bartley* Joe & Paula Bates*  Judy Bayless  Tab & Bonnie Beall*  Larry & Linda Bennett  John & Peggy Berry*  Floyd & Sally Betts  Lori Booher  Betty Bower* Mac & Donna Bowers*  Bill & Tandy Brandt*  Ann Brewer  Melissa Brigman*  Tiffany Brooks Jim Brown  William Brown  Tom & Julie Brown  Glenn & Nancy Browne  Mary Brumby* Roe & Ruth Buckley  Marilyn Budde* Edwina Bulman  Taylor & Joan Burns  Allen & Arlene Burt Sandy Byerly  Bob Calbert   Allison Cambre   Mike & Billie Carpenter*  Bruce & Judy Carter Buddy Castleberry   Chris & Cheryl Chambers   Jim & Janet Chase   Regina Childress  Mike & Jane Coker*  Charles Cole   Randy & Debbie Cook*   John Cooke   Jerry & Linda Cothran   Jeremy & Claire Cozad*  Karen Crawford   Cris & Margie Criswell*  Jim & Donna Culver*   Clay Davis Milford & Mary Davis   Jim Dawes*   Jack & Pat Deacon*   Mike & Sharon Dent   Disciples Sunday School Class  David Dorn*  Danny Dorsey   Glenn & Becky Duncan*  Shawn & Rebecca Dunn*  Joe & Meriam Eakin*   Tim & Janell Edwards    Kevin Eltife   Matt Fate    Bubba & Paula Ferrell   Kevin & Kaye Ferrier*    Rob & Sharon Fisher*   Tom Fitzgerald    Francis & Jeanine Franck  Gary Frederick*  David & Holly Freeman   Friendly Sunday School Class  Ron & Mary Gammell*  Ben & Genelle Gann*   Jan & Elen Garrett*  Don Garrison*  John Genung Gerry & Laura Giles*  Gary & Lois Ann Godfrey*   Tom Gregory   Mac & Martha Griffith* Greg & Benji Guinn   Jay & Zelda Gully   Mary Hammond   Brian & Jan Hancock  John & Marilyn Hardy*  Billie Hartley   Connie Hawkins*  Ann Head*  David & Janice Heith   Hibbs & Hallmark Susan Hill   Johnny Hirt*   Bryan & Francie Hodges   Doug Hogue   Holly & Gail Hollenshead Jerry & Carol Hopkins*  John Horton*  Joel & Carolyn Hutson  H.T. & Laura Hyde* Tommy & Sharlotte Hyde David & Kate Iglesias Alan & Mary Elizabeth Jackson* Wanda Jett Rick & Michele Jett*  Art & Mae Johnson*  Chris & Nancy Jones  Jim & Debbie Jones* Dorothy Kayser*  David & Carol Kehl*  Cindy Kelly*  Kent Family Living Trust  Don Kerr Randy & Cindy Kidwell*  Phyllis Kimmel  Steve & Cherie King  Ben & Kathy Kizer Rich & Susan Knarr   Jim & Jan Knowles*  Ed & Beverly Langley*  Leonard Leifer  Cathy Linney Bill & Mary Kay Lust*  Dorothy Mackey*  Elizabeth Maloney  Bill Martin*  Marvin & Mariden Massey*   Kurt Massing   James McCain   Brent & Jan McCauley*  Tom & Mary Ellen McCloskey* Junella McClusky*  Bill McGaughey   John & Barbara Merritt*   Curtis & Joanne Mewbourne Jim & Marcia Miles*  Buddy & Suzy Miller   Deborah Milling   Joseph Mitchum*   Doris Mock* Ross Morris  Chuck & Susan Morris   Jack & Kathryn Morse   Jean Morton*  Duane* & Sandy Moushon  Rick & Judie Murphey  Foster (D) & Mary Murphy*  Scott & Suzanne Myers* Rob Neal  David & Terri Nelson*  Roger & Marilyn Newman  Jim Norris  Tom (D) & Anita Nourse*  Dan & Deanna Olson*  Don & Barbara Osada  Don Parks  Todd & Lorie Pate Garth & Anne Pattullo*  Jim & Carol Pendleton*  John Perkins  Jim & Margaret Perkins Todd & Freida Phillips   Pat Pinkerton   Gayle Pope   Colin & Julie Pope   Troyce Raynes* William Redford*  Rick & Cyndi Reynolds   Jay & Ann Riley*  Janet Rippy*  Donald Ritchie Ricky & Donna Roach*  George Roberts   Randy Roberts   Jim & Becky Robertson Bill Rogers   George & Kay Rook*   Joseph Rosa   Jim & Karen Ross   Tom & Elizabeth Russell Shelly Rutherford   Linda Sargent*  Tom & Connie Seale*   Seekers Sunday School Class* Glenn & Jacque Shackelford   Bob & Judy Shaffstall   JoAnn Simons*   Mike & LaVerne Simpson* Milha Skelton  Mickey & Janet Slimp   Kevin Smith  Don Smith  Bud & Eva (D) Smith Don & Betty Ann Smith*   Myrtis Smith   Harold* & Kathy Smith  Harold & Juanita Smotherman Richard & Kelly Solomon*  Cindy Stark   Mike & Sarah Starr   Nan Stegemoeller* Penny Stephens*  Marvin Stephens*  Bob & Cindy Stephenson   Tommy & Margaret Stewart* Kathy Story   Nancean Stover   Roger & Kathy Strain   Carl & Cindy Sulser   Elizabeth Sutton* Everett & Ann Taylor*   Marty & Jonanna Tebrinke*   George Tefteller*   Pat Thomas* (D) Cheryl Threlkeld*   Rita Turner*   Jerry & Billie Tustison*   Janet Tyner   Neal & Stephanie Vasso Michele Vatter   Neal Velvin   Eddie Vennum   Lynn Vincent   Tim & Chris Vordenbaumen* Timothy & Sally Vordenbaumen   Ron & Serena Vrnak*   Andy & Diane Wall*   Harry & Gail Wallace*   David & June Ward   Don Warren   Mark Weaver   Kent Webb   Steve Webb* Tim & Carolyn West*  Gail White   Geoffrey & Pattie Willbanks   Charlotte Wilson*  Flora Wilson Watson W. Wise Foundation   Sammye Woodward   Richard & Judy York*   Gayle Zellers 

*Charter member
(D) Deceased


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