Generosity Matters – Fall 2018

A Culture of Generosity Jerry and Patsy Parker, members at Auburn UMC, are using the accumulated resources that God has blessed them with to be a blessing to others. Continue Reading Charitable IRA Rollover Gifts An IRA gift through a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) is a good gift to consider for your church or a charity. Continue […]

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Making Donations of Stocks and Bonds

Donating stocks and bonds (often known as appreciated securities) to your church or United Methodist ministry is easy to do and can provide attractive tax benefits. Whether you plan to itemize your charitable contributions, because they exceed the standard deduction, or simply use the standard deduction, the Foundation is perfectly positioned to assist with the […]

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A Culture of Generosity

“Give, and you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full—pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, running over, and poured into your lap. The amount you give will determine the amount you get back.” Luke 6:38 (NLT) New tax laws may limit some charitable donations, but these new rules are […]

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Charitable IRA Rollover Gifts

Planning your estate requires thoughtful consideration of your beneficiaries, knowledge of your options, and an understanding of taxation. If you plan on giving to both your family and charity, knowing what gifts will make the biggest impact for each recipient can be a great asset. Good gifts to consider for family and children are stocks, […]

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Generosity Matters – Summer 2018

Charitable Gift Annuity Rates Become More Attractive The return rates of charitable gift annuities increased July 1, 2018, which highlights them as an even better gift option to consider for both you and those who will benefit from it. Continue Reading Spring Board Meeting at Dothan FUMC Exciting projects are on the horizon for this […]

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Charitable Gift Annuity Rates to Become More Attractive July 2018

Giving is not only an important way to support the ministry and mission God gave the church, but it is also an essential part of our growth as followers of God. To aid in that growth, there are many opportunities and options available when thinking about making a planned gift; one great option to consider […]

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Generosity Matters – Spring 2018

God-sized Dreams for San Pedro Mission This is a “God-sized dream” says McClellan “I believe that (San Pedro Mission’s) passion toward a just and deliberate ministry with a growing Hispanic population is not only relevant, but a requirement of the gospel…” Continue Reading A Will Isn’t the Only Way to Plan Your Estate Creating an […]

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5 Ways to Give with the New Tax Laws

Remember, if you itemize you will be able to receive a charitable tax deduction. Charitable IRA Rollover – Donors over age 70 1/2 can make charitable gifts up to $100,000 through a Charitable IRA Rollover. These gifts are directly transferred to the charity and avoid income tax upon withdrawal and count towards meeting the required […]

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A Will Isn’t the Only Way to Plan Your Estate

When it comes to financial stewardship, having a plan in place for your estate is incredibly important. God has blessed us with many accumulated gifts over a lifetime. Your plan for these gifts is a great way to show others what you value: family, church, charities, people, and organizations that have made an impact in […]

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God-sized Dreams for San Pedro Mission

One of the most awe-inspiring things we get to witness at the UM Foundation is God working through individuals and churches to fulfill the Great Commission. Within the Baypines District, San Pedro Mission is one such community of believers that brings us such great joy to watch. This congregation is on fire for God and […]

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