Imagine doing something good for the church — and earning a tangible reward for yourself. Not as surprising as it sounds when you invest with the Cornerstone Fund, a unique financial ministry that benefits both the individuals and churches of the UCC.

Cornerstone Loan Leads to Access for All!

Built in 1888, First Congregational Church (UCC) of Colorado Springs occupies the oldest church building in the city still in continuous use by the same congregation.

Over the years, First Congregational Church has added newer buildings to its historic buildings, usually with no thought given to limited mobility access. For over 25 years, said the Rev. Dr. Benjamin Broadbent, the church had identified the need to make its facilities more accessible. In the mid-1990’s, plans had been drawn for an elevator, but due to a lack of funds were not completed.

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Save with an Interest Rate Rebate!

If your church borrows from the Cornerstone Fund, the investments of your members and friends could save you up to 1% on loan interest each year! Read more »

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Cornerstone Fund Offers $1,500 toward Closing Costs

If your church is looking for the right loan to finance a building repair, improvement or expansion project, it’s time to talk to the Cornerstone Fund! In addition to good rates and a range of terms designed with churches in mind, the Cornerstone Fund is now offering up to $1,500 toward its already low closing costs. Read more »

Unexpected Places Around the UCC in 30 Seconds

As a Platinum Sponsor of General Synod 2013, the Cornerstone Fund shares their stories across the United Church of Christ. Feel free to embed this brief video on your church website!

Carbon Neutral Church Buildings & More from General Synod 2013

At General Synod 2013, the Cornerstone Fund’s Chuck Hollingsworth facilitated the educational intensive for a resolution calling on churches to make their buildings more carbon neutral. A PDF of his presentation can be viewed and downloaded here. You will also find a PDF of our Financial Dashboard Explainer. (A workshop on this topic was given at General Synod.) Want to update your building to improve its environmental friendliness? Check out the Cornerstone Fund’s EcoLoan as well!

Resources in Support of 4/1 Earth

Mission 4/1 EarthThe Cornerstone Fund is pleased to participate in Mission 4/1 Earth — a mission we’ve supported since 2008, when we began offering our Going Green workshop. The materials we developed helped churches reduce their energy costs and their impact on the environment, and many UCC churches — concerned about climate change, health and safety issues, and environmental justice — have take advantage of the Cornerstone Fund’s EcoLoan when they’re ready to make more significant changes. Read more »