It is no accident that a will is called a last will and testament. A testament is nothing more than your personal testimony. It says what you believe and what you stand for. In fact, it may be the most important statement of all, regarding what we truly believe matters most in our Christian life.
Many faithful members consider the church to be like family and, accordingly, include the church they love in their charitable estate plans through a bequest. The charitable bequest affords a way for virtually anyone to witness to his or her faith in Christ. A bequest may take on a number of forms, including a specific dollar amount, a percentage of the estate's residual value, or the gift of a specific asset. Tithing from our accumulated assets, just like from our regular income, is a good starting point for a faithful steward.
Learn more about Estate Planning, including planned gifts, at the "Leaving a Legacy" workshop on Saturday, April 28, 10 a.m., at Community United Methodist Church, 1480 Poplar Street, Oakdale, CA, 95361. A light lunch will be provided.
Irv Joseph, J.D. and Susan Peters, CFRE from the California-Nevada United Methodist Foundation, will discuss making plans to provide for and protect your families, and will offer ideas for ways to make creative planned gifts in keeping with your legacy.