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COVID-19 Message

Lutheran Association for Church Extension (LACE) is closely monitoring the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and has prepared to continue our operations even while practicing the restrictions placed on us by this devastating disease. These past days have seen unprecedented financial distress and growing concerns. While uncertainty abounds with each day, we remain in a strong financial-capital position. LACE has operated for over 50 years while having endured many events and obstacles. By God’s grace, we have grown and have remained faithful and strong.

LACE will be able to continue operations (including transactions) through any potential disruption or quarantine. The only delays we could possibly anticipate would be in monetary transactions based on availability of service with our bank (Fifth Third) and of course the US Postal Service. Our office is currently closed for personal service but our staff is available by email, for Jessica (LACE secretary); This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , for Lois (LACE accountant); This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , for Don (Our CEO and president) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or by leaving a message on our phone service at (989) 781-1600. If you prefer to use the postal service, our address P.O. Box 6402, Saginaw, MI 48608.

We love our Church and we love our churches and church organizations, which is why LACE has instituted a procedure of postponing the loan payments of our churches and church organization clients.

If you find yourself in this predicament of short falls of cash flows due to the Covid-19 virus please:

  1. Write or email us of your situation so then we can stop any ACH auto-payments that are set up and document in the file the reason for this action.

We will then postpone your loan payment date in our system. When we are all out of this crisis your payment interest that has accrued will be capitalized into the current balance of the loan, you can then continue to make the payments as agreed.

We are here to help you return your focus to serving the people in your community and sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ as quickly as possible.

Call for current rates!

Check out our rate chart HERE

Maximum loan amount $165,000

No certificate requirement

Maximum term 15 years

This loan type is very similar to the "Classic Loan", but we provide funding as the project progresses.

The monthly payments on a construction loan are interest only on the disbursed amounts until the construction is finalized, thereby reducing the overall interest cost during construction.

Maximum loan amount $3.1 million

Secured by a 1st mortgage

Dependent on the current LACE cash liquidity one-half of the loan amount may be required to come from Loan Certificates or IRA Investment Certificates from your congregation. [ REVIEW OUR INVESTMENTS SECTION FOR MORE INFORMATION ]

Investors are usually congregation members, friends or even a congregation that would be willing to purchase a certificate and receive annual interest payments on the investments.

5 year balloon note with loan amortization of 20, 25 or 30 years.
Rate reviewed every 5 years.

10 year and 15 year fixed rate notes available.

Saturday, September 19, 2020