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.
Eternal Flame Fund
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