What is planned giving?
Planned giving is an expression of Christian faith. It encompasses all the ways to make a special gift to the church that will be received after your death. Typically, people make planned gifts — also called legacy gifts — in a will, a trust, an insurance policy, an IRA, or an annuity. Unless otherwise designated by the donor, these gifts are used to build First United’s endowment funds. First United Church has nurtured its congregation, supported their families, and improved people’s lives for nearly 150 years. Planned gifts help us sustain and build on this foundation of Christian caring and love. Making a legacy gift is a meaningful way to move from words to actions in our relationship with God.
What is Kindred Spirits?
To reflect the importance of planned giving to First United, in May 2012, the church adopted a planned gift donor recognition program. A new group was established called “Kindred Spirits,” which is made up of members who have informed the church that they have included a gift to First United in their estate plan. The name Kindred Spirits reflects Christ’s teaching to share in the Spirit with compassion and sympathy and to care for one another now and in the future. For more information, contact Gene and Ann Armstrong.