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... 

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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

And the Winner Is ….

Maranatha-Carlisle was one of the agencies participating in the United Way’s Taking It To The Streets event held in coordination with the Carlisle 4 Kids distribution of backpacks and school supplies at the Expo Center on August 9. Children who came to the Maranatha table were given a Money Puzzle to be turned in to the Maranatha office. Completed games received were included in a drawing held on Tuesday, August 15. There were five names drawn for a prize of $10 each. And the winners... 

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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