We are the beneficiaries of those who thought boldly for this church. With over one hundred forty years as a community of faith, many of you will be surprised to learn our endowment is less than one million dollars. In order to emphasize its importance, we are renaming our endowment the Westminster Presbyterian Church Legacy Fund.
I am asking you prayerfully to consider what part you could play in this Legacy of partnering across generations. A will is the cornerstone of a well-organized estate plan and can proclaim your Christian faith, demonstrating your response as a faithful steward to future generations. While many gifts to foundations are done through bequests, there are a variety of ways to accomplish your charitable wishes. Making a charitable bequest is a wonderful opportunity to give witness to your faith and values.
A planned legacy gift to Westminster offers the opportunity to make an enduring statement of faith through a charitable gift, which will build on and extend our church’s ministry for generations to come. Our congregation is an inclusive community of faith, committed to excellence in worship, music, education, and outreach. A legacy gift is one way we can ensure that this commitment remains strong into the future, to ensure the long-term security, viability, and vitality of Westminster Presbyterian Church. A Legacy of Thankfulness creates a model for our children. It bears witness to our priorities.