Planned Giving

Leaving a legacy for the work of Community

What do you want your legacy to be?

Community UMC Planned Giving Program and Endowment Fund

Did you know that you can give to Community United Methodist Church in a variety of ways; not just through tithing and Sunday morning offerings, but in creative ways that allow you to use your assets in addition to income? Thanks to our Endowment Fund, you can make charitable contributions to the church in just the same way you might donate to any charity. Your gift may be made in many different ways including, appreciated securities, beneficiary designations, bequest in your will, personal property, life income plans such as charitable gift annuities and charitable remainder trusts.

Leaving Your Legacy

A planned gift to the endowment fund will help ensure that the ministries that have meant the most to you in your lifetime can continue into the future. You do not have to be wealthy to give. With planned giving, you decide what to give and how to give it. Many planned gifts offer certain advantages to both the donor and the church. You may designate your gift to benefit a certain ministry area or make an undesignated gift that can be used by Community UMC for a variety of future needs. Any gift to the endowment fund will help Community to continue to offer the ministries that take the love of God through our church and into this community. What a wonderful way to use a portion of your assets to continue to support the work of Community and God's Kingdom, even after you can no longer do so yourself.

The Florida United Methodist Foundation is a wonderful resource available to consult with you about your interest and desire to establish a planned gift for your church. The Foundation, based in Lakeland, Florida can arrange to meet with you personally or via telephone to answer your questions and help you plan for a legacy gift. You can contact the Foundation directly or our church office for help in establishing contact with the Foundation.

How to Proceed

If you are ready to proceed with a planned gift to Community United Methodist or would like more information, you can find contact information for the Foundation and for the church below. You can also submit the form below and you will be contacted by a member of the Planned Giving Committee to discuss how we can help guide you to the best source to develop your plan of action.

Contact Request Form