MMA, Mennonite Financial to Adopt Everence Name

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Two faith-based financial services organizations - MMA and Mennonite Financial Federal Credit Union - will adopt the new joint name of Everence.

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Now is the time to take on a new identity that clearly signals we are becoming a new organization for future generations.

MMA and Mennonite Financial Federal Credit Union announced they will adopt a new joint name, Everence.

This new name is meant to help the faith-based financial services organizations come together to better serve members and to reach new people who want to integrate faith and finances.

“Now is the time to step forward and take on a new identity that clearly signals we are becoming a new organization for future generations,” said Larry D. Miller, MMA president and CEO.

The organizations plan to begin using the name publicly late in 2010. Full conversion is expected to take approximately 12 months. More information is available at http://www.everence.org.

“Our original vision when we embarked on this journey with MMA was that we would eventually operate under a single name,” said W. Kent Hartzler, Mennonite Financial president and CEO. “That day is now coming quickly, and I am excited about the opportunities it will give us.”

Everence will continue to be a stewardship ministry of Mennonite Church USA and other churches.

Meaning of Everence and logo
The new name – evoking the ideas of reverence, everlasting, forever, and permanence – symbolizes the organizations’ tie to faith and the nature of its services. The logo represents a vine (with a cross in the center), symbolizing the faith community and people involved in the organizations.

Use of new name
Everence Financial will be the name of the umbrella organization, and Everence will apply to the names of many of its associated and affiliated entities. As MMA’s banking associate, Mennonite Financial will become Everence Federal Credit Union.

MMA helps people and groups integrate their finances with faith values through its insurance and financial services. Rooted in the Anabaptist faith tradition, MMA also offers practical stewardship education and tools to individuals, congregations, organizations, and businesses.

Mennonite Financial Federal Credit Union is a full-service cooperative credit union chartered to serve members of the Anabaptist community throughout the United States. With the once-a-member, always-a-member policy, Mennonite Financial also provides financial services to members who are now scattered throughout the world. To learn more, visit http://www.mennonitefinancial.com.

Investments are not NCUA insured, may involve loss of principal, and have no credit union guarantee.

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