Dear Valued Members and Friends - 

I love the summer season – flowers are in full bloom, children (and teachers) are out of school, families take vacations together. I even love the sun rays beating down my neck, reminding me of God’s ever faithful provision of sunshine on creation. 

Around the globe and across our nation, the transforming power of God is bringing grace, love and hope to whole communities. What unspeakable joy that we should be called into fellowship and partnership with Him in this most Holy work. For over six decades, it’s been our privilege to provide churches, ministries and individuals with financial solutions that build the Kingdom. It is therefore with joy that I report a very successful 2nd Quarter in every Key Performance Indicator at America’s Christian Credit Union. To God be the glory!

As we continue to celebrate 60 strong years as your financial partner, we have elevated our highest priorities as follows: Stronger Futures, Stronger Ministries, Stronger Communities, Stronger Families and Stronger Finances. It has been a gift to watch how God has abundantly blessed our efforts and made possible such great advancements in each area.

Stronger Futures – When I wrote you last, I announced that our scholarship program was in the process of collecting applications from dozens of Christian college students who had bright hopes for their future. In total, we received over 100 applications from students across the country, representing the fields of medicine, business, ministry, social work, education, and more. Their commitment to following Christ’s calling on their life and their education is inspiring. In the end, after much deliberation and discernment, we identified six (6) exceptional recipients for the 2018-19 academic year. You can meet each of these inspiring scholars in the “Community Bonds” section below.

Stronger Ministries – Our team has been busy these past few months, exhibiting at conferences, connecting with our ministry partners, and identifying needs across our church/ministry member base. In April, we were able to join the Assemblies of God and The Foursquare Church gatherings and reinforce our commitment to serving churches in a myriad of ways. We prayed with and for our ministry partners that span the U.S. and encouraged their spirits. In addition, we kept our local outreach connections strong by participating in neighborhood ministries’ events for Easter, children’s literacy, and the community. From the beginning, ACCU was founded on the mission of serving ministries and families. Therefore, to see it in the DNA of our staff, 60 years later, as they engage with our church and ministry members is gratifying.

Stronger Communities – In May, we held our annual Patriot Week celebration, honoring veterans and active servicemembers in our midst. The week was filled with events that highlighted servicemen and women -- both past and present -- throughout the week preceding Memorial Day. Our Closing Ceremony brought together representatives from all branches, local students, staff members, and business partners to remember and honor the sacrifices undertaken to ensure our freedom. You can read more about Patriot Week and find out who received this year’s Carl Harstine Award, in the “Community Bonds” section below.

Stronger Families – With membership now standing at over 160,000 members we realize that we serve thousands of families nationwide. We are grateful for the privilege of coming alongside thriving families of all ages, stages and backgrounds. Sometimes this means assisting those who are building their families through adoption. Recognizing our own identity as adopted children of God, we strive to be a trusted partner to families considering adoption domestically or internationally. Oftentimes, private adoption costs can be overwhelming. Our adoption financing options, however, help remove those barriers enabling many to complete their family-building journey. This June, we sent a few members of our staff to be with the National Council for Adoption leadership and members at their annual conference. In doing so, we sought to raise awareness of the role we play to help place orphans in forever families.

Stronger Finances – It is always a priority to make sure we are offering our members the resources they need to build a strong financial foundation. With that motivation, we are pleased to offer our “Summer Fun” specials for you and the crew! This “Summer Fun” nautical-themed mix gives you more ways to save and earn! Whether you are looking for a great rate on a savings product, a home equity line of credit, or any of numerous other money savings opportunities, we have you covered. Check the “Exclusive Bonds” section below for full details.

It is incredible to see how distinct yet natural all these priorities have become in the life of America’s Christian Credit Union. It truly has become the lens through which our leadership and staff see the work of the Credit Union. You, the member, have great value in the Kingdom of God, and we are committed to walking with you as you live out your own mission to “Reach, Serve and Teach.” 

 

 

 

 

Blessings in Christ,

 

 

Mendell L. Thompson

President/CEO