I want to make the Westminster legacy fund a part of my will to help insure the church’s ability to continue to do good works for the longterm for our congregation and for the community. Our church has touched many lives over the150 years of its history and has played an important role in the spiritual and intellectual life of Nashville. When Nancy and I were married at Westminster, I found out that the church had cared for a family member of mine long before - my father recalled that he had taken the trolley out to this “great new church” when he was a medical student at Vanderbilt 70 years ago. It was because of this church’s great leadership’s vision and willingness to sacrifice to do God’s work that this church was built so that there was a place for a young student to find a church home. And later it became a home for Nancy when she moved to Nashville with 2 little girls. And when we were married it was this great place that helped in the creation of our blended family. And again for Nancy’s parents, when they became more dependent and moved here and were embraced and immediately included in the seniors fellowship.
So Nancy and I give to Westminster out of gratitude for all that it has given us and for all that this church represents. It has been a special place that we have celebrated weddings and funerals, watched our children be transformed by the love and patience of youth ministers, choir leaders, and the experiences on mission trips. Where our parents were able to enjoy fellowship with
their Good Sams senior friends and have the privilege of being ministered by someone with a special gift in caring for aging adults, Carson Salyer. Westminster does so many things right in caring
for the whole congregation. Planned giving through the legacy fund is a simple way of supporting Westminster for it’s important work in the next 150 years!