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Partnering with the McFarlin Foundation today means Changing Lives That Change the World far into the future.

Do you dream of making a lasting difference for God’s church and for those who follow behind us? When you give through the McFarlin Foundation, you and your family become part of the great “cloud of witnesses” whose generosity and forethought nurture the body of Christ generation after generation. 

Created in 1989, the McFarlin Foundation is a permanent endowment fund which generates income to support the church’s programs, and maintenance and preservation of our historic facilities in the heart of Norman’s university neighborhood. Whether your blessings are simple or more elaborate, if God is nudging you to join in the work of the Foundation, we’re happy to talk with you about options that suit your circumstances.

To discuss planning for your gifts or to ask questions, complete the form below and a Foundation member will contact you. 

McFarlin Foundation Information

With God’s grace and guidance, we accept and administer specific bequests or gifts that families designate for special purposes, such as the establishment of a new ministry or development of specific ministry programs.

Common ways of sharing assets with the Foundation include:

  • Wills
  • Life Insurance
  • Trusts or Endowments
  • Charitable Remainder Trusts
  • Stocks, Bonds, Mutual Funds and Real Estate
  • Transfer of Home or Property
  • Corporate Matching
  • Retirement Funds

Each year the generous spirit of donors makes the work of Norman McFarlin UMC possible. This generosity is evident in countless ways, including financial support. There are many ways people make charitable gifts and careful planning will ensure your desires are met. Below is an overview of the most common ways to make a gift with an explanation of the benefits to you and the beneficiary of each.

For comparisons of different ways to include McFarlin in your estate planning, click here to view the Guide to Giving Chart

“He said to them, ‘Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.’”  Mark 16:15


In the year 2020, the congregation of McFarlin Memorial United Methodist Church hereby establishes the

Rev. Linda Harker Seminary Scholarship

in deep gratitude for her faithful and fruitful service as Senior Pastor, and in recognition of a calling and career distinguished by Christ-like compassion, wisdom and faithfulness.

This scholarship will be stewarded by the McFarlin Foundation, and when you give to the Foundation, you are investing in the lives of students who have answered the call to ministry and to Changing Lives That Change the World!