Sidney First Foundation

"Tell them to use their money to do good. They should be rich in good works, and should give generously to those in need, always being ready to share with others whatever God has given them." - 1 Timothy 6:17-18

"For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also."  - Matthew 6:21

The First United Methodist Foundation of Sidney was founded in 1987.

Their goal is to provide a legacy to support the mission, vision and ministries of Sidney First United Methodist Church.

Some of their past activities include:

Provide money to the General Fund.

Provide funding for scholarships.

Provide funding for capital improvements.

Provide funding for the Radio Ministry

Sanctuary remodel – 2010

Second Floor youth area remodel – 2011

Currently (2011) the foundation manages 12 estate gifts and has 30 Vision Partners.

Foundation Committee: Chairperson, Darlene Craver; Senior Pastor, David Chivington; Treasurer, Cynthia McRill; Investment Committee Chair, Bruce Boyd.

2012, Jana Potts, Cindy Helman; 2013, Chip Hix, Jeff Van Treese; 2014, Doug Stewart, Tracy Eck; At Large, Phil Valentine, Rich Wallace

Vision Partners

Vision Partners are people who have named Sidney First Foundation in their estate plan. Becoming a vision partner has no cost now: you just let the church know you will be leaving a gift in your will. Once a vision partner, you will be included in occasional special informational meetings.


For more information about the foundation or leaving a gift to the church check out one of videos below or any of our brochures. You can contact the foundation Chairperson or a committee member by calling the church office. (937) 492-9136

Information about the Sidney FUMC Grant Applications

Grant applications must be completed and submitted between September 1 and October 31.

Videos [coming soon]:

  • A Testimony of Giving
  • How to Become a Vision Partner
  • The Cornerstone of Sidney First UMC