[caption id="attachment_1540" align="alignright" width="240"]Andalusia FUMC donation Rev. Tim Trent (right) presents Dr. Karl Stegall with a check on behalf of Andalusia FUMC.[/caption] Andalusia First United Methodist Church, in Andalusia, Ala., established a scholarship fund many years ago with the intention of supporting seminary students from the local church. After many years of assisting students with expenses related to both seminary and traditional university education, the church’s administrative board recently voted unanimously to transfer the balance of the scholarship fund to the Stegall Seminary Scholarship Foundation. “As we evaluated the original purpose of Andalusia FUMC’s scholarship fund, we felt that there was no better thing we could do than combine it with the Stegall Foundation,” said Rev. Timothy Trent, pastor of Andalusia FUMC. So, on August 29, Rev. Trent presented Dr. Karl Stegall with a check for a little over $18,192.56. “On behalf of the Foundation, I am grateful for the generous and connectional spirit of the good people of Andalusia First United Methodist Church,” said Dr. Stegall. “This Foundation is only able to thrive through the outstanding support that our clergy and local churches provide. These funds will go toward the continuing support of our future United Methodist ministers.” Dr. Stegall is available to come to local churches within the Alabama-West Florida Annual Conference to share the mission and ministry of the Foundation. If your church would like to hear more about how you might be able to respond similarly, please contact us.