Ways of Giving

A Message from the Pastor


For disciples contemplating long term gifts, Jesus poses the question in the "Parable of the Rich Fool (Luke 12:20):"  "These things you have prepared, whose shall they be?"  His poignant question is for those who are neither rich nor foolish.  His question is for us all. 


Most Christians are joyous and excited to support the mission and ministry of the church.  Many Christians are elated to discover that their generosity can grow until their last breath and even beyond.


In these web pages you will discover a broad description of ways to share from your accumulated resources.  You will find here information to guide you in your generosity, and also trustworthy people with whom you may talk and dream.  As you search, may Jesus' question inspire and challenge you:  "These things you have prepared, whose shall they be?"


Offer a prayer, seeking God's guidance through the Spirit of Jesus Christ,  as you ponder the next steps in regards to your future, the future of your family and the life, ministry and mission of the church.


Rev. Dr. Karen Downey Beals, Pastor



Planned Giving is...


God calls us to make wise and faithful choices about the use and disposition of our property. By planning our future gifts now, we are graciously responding to the blessings in our lives, reflecting our faith that we will continue to recognize God's generosity. Planned gifts create a vision of abundance for the church of the future, empowering its mission to continue long after we are gone.


Planned giving enables you to make a meaningful gift while potentially enhancing your and your family's future financial well-being. It takes into account the many factors of estate planning including:

  • people - loved ones and your church family
  • assets - cash, investments, real property....
  • estate and tax reduction plans
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