Legacy giving

A lasting legacy of faith

We stand on the shoulders of faithful people who have gone before us. The giving commitment of each St. Paul generation continuously creates the sturdy, growing congregation we enjoy today. It’s a ministry grounded in gratitude for all God gives us.

You can plant your own seeds of generosity to benefit the church’s ministry far beyond your lifetime. With thoughtful estate planning now, your gift can bear fruit for generations to come.

Funds for estate giving

Two St. Paul funds receive gifts through the wills and estate plans of St. Paul members and friends who wish to support the church’s work for decades to come. These funds allow the congregation to reach beyond the budget for daily ministries and fund special projects and causes that grow our ministry in Christ.

Gifts to the funds may be in the form of cash, life insurance policies, stocks, bonds, real estate, or personal property.

The Greatest Need Bequest Fund is the primary destination for estate giving. Resources are used, over time, to support special improvement projects, property and material acquisition of a substantial nature, and programs and initiatives that advance the long-range ministry goals of St. Paul. All bequests to St. Paul, unless otherwise designated by the donor, are added to this fund.

The Endowment Fund for Mission Outreach expands the reach of St. Paul beyond our doors. Estate and other gifts are invested to produce income for mission projects that share Christ’s love. The end goals of this fund include:

  • Tuition support for those who are actively preparing for church vocations
  • Scholarships for preschoolers whose families express a need
  • Mission projects at home and around the world

To learn more about how your will or estate plan might express a lasting legacy of faith, contact Pastor Peter W. Marty or the church business manager, Paula Durham.

Memorial Gifts

Many people give gifts to remember or honor loved ones or to express thanksgiving for life’s special events. These often arrive at the time of an event like a funeral. Memorial gifts are put to work quickly as church needs surface. Every gift is a source of joy for the donor and a resource for the continued work of the congregation.

 

Legacy Giving: Paula Durham