Planned Giving & Memorials

John Wesley often preached “three plain rules” of money: gain all you can, save all you can, and give all you can. As a faith community started in 1829 by circuit rider Jesse Walker, we believe that our local church has long been blessed by God through enumerable people who have committed their prayers, presence, gifts, service, and their witness. In the past people have blessedly chosen to give to the church in their will so their gain can give well beyond their years on this present earth. Will you, too, give your gain?

“They are like trees planted by streams of water, which yield their fruit in its season, and their leaves do not wither. In all that they do, they prosper.”
Psalms 1:3

As you prayerfully prepare your financial legacy, please consider giving to PUMC’s General Endowment Fund, which provides permanent financial support for the numerous ministries of PUMC. In the event of a significant donation with restrictions, a stand-alone Endowment may be established.

If you are interested in blessing the ministries of PUMC through your financial legacy, please contact the church. To facilitate your planning and gifts, PUMC has a “Gift Acceptance Policy” and “General Endowment Fund Policy” adopted in 2012. Printed copies of these policies are available in the church office. In the event of a significant donation with restrictions, a stand-alone trust or endowment may be established with its own particular management guidelines. This trust or endowment can be in the donor’s name or honor as approved.

General Endowment Fund brochure

General Endowment Fund brochure

Those considering a gift are urged to consult an attorney, accountant, or financial planner before finalizing a planned gift. If you seek a recommendation to professionals, please contact the church. Endowment funds are invested according to the “Investment Policy.” Download the General Endowment Fund brochure.

For guidance on memorial giving, please refer to the “Gift Acceptance Policy” and the “Memorial Policy.”