Leaving a Legacy…

Leaving a legacy very simply is planning to make a gift.  The most common Planned Gift received by the church is a Bequest.  The tax benefit from a Bequest accrues to the donor’s estate.  This enables you to set aside money or other wealth for ministry and mission that is important to you and your faith community well into the future.  It will ensure that the work of Jesus Christ continues in areas like children and youth ministry, music, worship, outreach, special projects  –  any worthy cause that allows your faith community to be all it can be.  All gifts are receipted.  This is a working fund, both restricted and non restricted.

Some ideas for your consideration:

  • Wills and Bequests
  • Gifts of Residual Interest
  • Gift Annuities
  • Cash Gifts
  • Gift of Life Insurance
  • Gifts of Stripped Bonds
  • Gifts of Listed Securities
  • Named Endowments
  • Charitable Remainder Trusts
  • Gifts from RRSPs and RIFFs

Current projects Include:

  • Temporary Refugee Assistance
  • United Church Mission & Service
  • Southminster Music Program
  • United Church of Canada Ministry Education Assistance
  • Southminster United Church Building Improvements
  • Children’s Programs
  • Southminster United Church Program Development

A community of Southminster Church folk faithfully work within a comprehensive written mandate to ensure all gifts are properly managed and invested safely.  Your gift shall be used only for the purposes in which they have been directed, or if no direction is given, by direction of your Church Council for important missions and ministry at Southminster.