Pastor's Discretionary Fund
Can you imagine having to choose between eating and having electricity, or between washing your clothes or having money to put gas in your car to drive to work? Pastor Linda encounters individuals with these problems each week. Your gifts to this fund help to prevent these difficult choices.
Sierra Service Project
Sierra Service Project (SSP) is a Christian nonprofit organization providing life-changing youth service projects in low-income communities. FUMC has sent a team of youth and adult for many summers. Donations directly to FUMC with SSP noted, will help to support our youth's travel and living expenses for a week.
New Building Project
Consider pledging to fundraising for a new fellowship hall. With pledges for an ongoing capital campaign, we will eventually be able to begin groundwork, infrastructure, and permit work allowing us to put a shovel into the ground and begin construction.
With the passing of a loved one, family members and friends may make contributions to the church. These may be designated for a specific purpose or undesignated for future use for ongoing projects at FUMC.
Legacy Giving: Endowments
An endowment is a permanent fund that has been established by the church to provide a perpetual stream of income designated for purposes other than those covered by the General Fund. The principal is kept intact with annual distributions from interest income. In most cases the principal of the endowment cannot be distributed except under very dire circumstances. A well-established endowment policy provides funds for ministry over and beyond the current-expense budget. Therefore the church or agency is able to engage in outreach ministries that might otherwise go unfunded.
Tree of Life Endowment Fund
Our “Tree of Life” is a wall mounted, brass sculpture located in the church entry. It serves to give special and permanent recognition to life events that are important to its contributors. The charitable gifts given through the “Tree of Life” become part of the Endowment Fund.
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Legacy Giving: Additional Assets
Assets such as stocks and bonds, real estate, retirement assets, and insurance may be donated to the church.
Find out more: California-Nevada United Methodist Foundation
IRA Charitable Rollover Gift