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Investment Summary as of September 30, 2014

After rebounding to set all-time U.S. equity highs in August, the markets sold off sharply in September. The S&P 500 Index declined 1.4% for the month. Internationally, developed markets in the MSCI EAFE Index were down 4.1%. The Barclays Capital U.S. Aggregate Bond Index was down 0.7%. The Diversified Fund and Endowment Investment Fund were down 3.1% for September versus […]

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Investment Summary as of August 31, 2014

After taking a breather in July, U.S. equities continued to advance and set all-time highs in August.  The S&P 500 Index closed above 2000 for the first time on August 26th and gained 4.0% for the month.  Internationally, developed markets in the MSCI EAFE index were down 0.4%.  The Barclays Capital U.S. Aggregate Bond Index was up 1.1%. The Diversified […]

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Investment Summary as of July 31, 2014

After five consecutive months of positive returns and setting all-time highs, the Dow and S&P 500 retreated in July.  The S&P 500 Index declined 1.4%.  Internationally, developed markets in the MSCI EAFE index were down 2.0%.  The Barclays Capital U.S. Aggregate Bond Index was off 0.3%. The Diversified Fund and Endowment Investment Fund were down 1.4% for July versus a […]

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Investment Summary as of June 30, 2014

The Dow and S&P 500 Indexes continued to reach all-time highs in June.  The S&P 500 Index gained 2.1%.  Internationally, developed markets in the MSCI EAFE index were up 0.8%.  The Barclays Capital U.S. Aggregate Bond Index gained 0.1%. The Diversified Fund and Endowment Investment Fund were up 1.7% for June versus a benchmark return of 1.4%.  The Funds have […]

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NelsonsJimEganAward

Jim Egan Award recognizes Nelsons’ dedication

Sixty years ago at Annual Conference, a young Marvin Nelson received his first appointment, pastoring the small rural communities of Berlin and Deer Creek in western Oklahoma. As a student at Oklahoma City University and passionate about his call to ministry, Marvin hitchhiked up Route 66 each weekend to share the Word of God. Well into his retirement years, Marvin […]

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Investment Summary as of May 31, 2014

The Dow and S&P 500 Indexes continued to reach all-time highs in May.  The S&P 500 Index gained 2.4%.  Internationally, developed markets in the MSCI EAFE index were up 1.0%.  The Barclays Capital U.S. Aggregate Bond Index gained 1.1%. The Diversified Fund and Endowment Investment Fund were up 1.6% for May.  The Funds have gained 3.3% year-to-date versus a benchmark […]

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Investment Summary as of April 30, 2014

The Dow and S&P 500 Indexes continued to reach all-time highs in April.  The S&P 500 Index gained 0.7%.  Internationally, developed markets in the MSCI EAFE index were up 1.1%.  The Barclays Capital U.S. Aggregate Bond Index gained 0.8%. The Diversified Fund and Endowment Investment Fund were flat for April at 0.1%.  The Funds have gained 1.6% year-to-date versus a […]

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Investment Summary as of March 31, 2014

The first quarter (Q1) was a bumpy one for equities.  Following 2013 gains and repeated all-time highs for the Dow and S&P 500 Indexes, stocks retreated in January.  Equities recovered nicely from January’s losses shaking off mixed economic news and political unrest in the Ukraine to finish Q1 in positive territory.  The S&P 500 Index gained 1.8% in Q1 reaching […]

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Investment Summary as of February 28, 2014

Equities recovered nicely from January’s losses shaking off mixed economic news and political unrest in the Ukraine.  The S&P 500 Index gained 4.6% in February and set another all time high yesterday.  Internationally, developed markets in the MSCI EAFE index advanced 5.4%.  The Barclays Capital U.S. Aggregate Bond Index gained 0.5%. The Diversified Fund and Endowment Investment Fund gained 3.4% […]

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Christian Cover

First Steps Lead to Lasting Impressions

Overcoming your fears can be the hardest part of creating a will Many people are intimidated by the prospect of creating a will, but preparing a will is as simple as writing a letter.  A well-written will is nothing more and nothing less than a statement of what is important to you.  The most complicated part of preparing a will […]

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