Maranatha-Carlisle is a charitable ministry whose primary focus is to educate consumers about sound financial management.  We help individuals and families establish household budgets that are realistic and manageable.


Learn how you can get in touch with us.  You can reach us by telephone, email or snail mail.  See a map of our location.  You can also learn how to apply for our services.


An investment in Maranatha-Carlisle is an investment in your community.  Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.  We accept donations by mail.

Our History

“Financial Counseling Services changes lives”…those were the words of Scott Dixson, a caseworker at the Salvation Army, in 2001 as he met with members of Samaritan Fellowship to discuss financial counseling options.  They were convinced there was a need, beyond setting up a budget, for some of those who came to Samaritan Fellowship seeking financial assistance. In the fall of 2002, a meeting of representatives from local agencies was held in Carlisle.  The Director of Financial Counseling Services, a Chambersburg ministry, outlined the concept of providing assistance with bill paying.  The representatives were enthusiastic and more meetings followed.  In January, 2003, the Carlisle office was opened as a branch of the Chambersburg ministry in the United Way building.  About this same time, the name of the ministry was changed to Maranatha.  In 2006 the Carlisle office became incorporated as Maranatha-Carlisle and received IRS approval for its own non-profit status. We... 

Our Blog

Cathy Bowers, July 16, 1966 – October 9, 2018

It is with a heavy heart that we share this news. Cathy Bowers, Executive Director for Maranatha-Carlisle, passed away October 9th. Cathy was battling her illness for the better part of eleven months. We will sorely miss her smile and bubbly personality, her love and passion for our clients, and her exemplary service to Maranatha. We all know Cathy is in a better place, in Heaven and in God’s arms with no more suffering. Please pray for her and her family. She leaves behind two boys... 

United Way Day of Caring: Thank you!

On Friday, October 12th, as part of the United Way Day of Caring, volunteers arrived at Maranatha. Thank you to Michelle and Brittany, from the Chamber of Commerce, who helped us clean the front windows. #gallery-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 50%; } #gallery-1 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-1 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode()... 

Join Us For Maranathaville!

Join us as we celebrate our 15 year anniversary at Allenberry Resort.   Call Maranatha-Carlisle today to register. 717-258-1000 ext. 208. Registration ($75/person) required for our event held on Friday, April 27, 2018.   It’s 5 o’clock Somewhere! Enjoy dinner and dancing in Maranathaville.    Read More

Contact Us

717-258-1000 Phone
717-218-9858 Fax


Mailing Address:
PO Box 1320
Carlisle, PA 17013

The Wellington
17 East High Street
Suite 104
Carlisle, PA 17013


Maranatha-Carlisle is a Christian ministry serving clients without regard to race, creed, color, gender or ethnic origin.

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