here! Yes, our Stewardship Campaign is underway and last
Sunday, October 6 was Stewardship Sunday. Please turn in
your pledges as soon as possible so that we can plan our
budget for next year to support all of our many important
missions. You may place your completed pledge cards in the
offering plate during worship service, or you may turn them
in at the church office. If you forgot or misplaced your
pledge card, there are extras available on the table in
the rear of the sanctuary. Your generous gifts are greatly
appreciated. The good news so far is that our average pledge
is higher than it was at this time last year, but the bad
news is that we only have 58 pledges so far as opposed to
94 at this time last year.
Most people, when they prayerfully consider their annual
stewardship pledge, take into account their annual income
and take-home pay. But, many people do not think about
giving back to God in the same way when they receive a
financial windfall. We all have plenty of plans for that
extra money – and so does God. Won’t you take
a moment and consider making a planned gift to First Lutheran
A planned gift is one that is well thought out by a donor
in response to the many blessings God has given them.
A planned gift differs from our normal stewardship giving
in that it is usually of a larger amount and is either
a one-time or less frequently given (e.g., annual) gift.
Likewise, a planned gift is different than a restricted
or endowment gift in that it is not designated for a specific
purpose – it is available for the Church to use
in helping to accomplish our mission.
Many types of assets can be used to make planned gifts
– cash, securities that have appreciated in value,
IRA assets, life insurance, real estate, certain personal
property – almost all of which will provide you
with significant tax advantages.
For more information, pick up a brochure in the rack above
the credenza in the narthex. Please call Wayne Mosley
(440.238.6470) with any questions.
You can also Click
Here to download a Legacy Form that you can
fill out and give to one of the Legacy Team Members.
Look for more information coming soon as to how a planned
gift might be just right for you.