New UM endowment to honor Morrison


The Foundation for United Methodist Communications recently announced the establishment of the Martha "Twick" Morrison Endowment to provide financial support from investment income to support programs to help United Methodist communicators in the Central Conferences enhance their communication skills.

"The Board of Trustees unanimously voted to create this special endowment in remembrance of a very special person," said Sue Sherbrooke, president of the Board of Trustees. "The Morrison Endowment will celebrate Twick's deep interest in communication and empowering the lives of the ‘least of these.' We felt that Twick would want us to celebrate her life by creating a fund that will help carry others on their journey of faith."

Morrison, 76, of Vicksburg died Feb. 7 of cancer. Morrison is remembered throughout the church for her 50 years of service with The United Methodist Church at her home church and by her mission trips around the world. Morrison served in numerous capacities as an active member of the Crawford Street UMC in Vicksburg. She was the conference lay leader of the Mississippi Conference and was one of five lay representatives on the General Assembly of the National Council of Churches, as well as vice president of the Women's Division of the United Methodist Board of Global Ministries. She served 10 years on the Board of Trustees of the Foundation for United Methodist Communications and as its president from 2004 to 2006.

"As president of the Foundation for United Methodist Communications, Twick brought enthusiasm and generosity to the Foundation's work," said the Rev. Larry Hollon, chief executive of United Methodist Communications. "She energized others and inspired us all to work harder for our mission to communicate effectively about poverty and to provide the means for those without a voice to have the tools, training and capacity to tell their stories."

Gifts to the endowment may be mailed to the Foundation for United Methodist Communications, P.O. Box 320, Nashville, TN 37202, or online at