God has given us our own unique gifts and callings in life. Your actions today will determine how you are remembered tomorrow.
How do you want to be remembered?
The answer to this question can change your life. Most of us would say that we want to be remembered as someone that loved the Lord and loved our family. We want people to say that we were gracious, kind, and had a heart for serving others.
But what are we going to do to make that happen?
To make our actions count, let us take care of what is ours today and begin planning for the future. Approximately 55 percent of American adults do not have a will or other estate plan in place. Dying without making a will means you’ll have no say over who receives your property. State laws will decide and in some states only ½ of one’s assets go to the surviving spouse. Every adult who cares about what they own and who will receive it needs a will. Reasons to have a will are:
- Appoint someone to settle your affairs
- Choose who will receive your property
- Decide who you want to raise your kids
A will can incorporate trusts for those you love or for the charity you desire to support. Through your will, you can provide funds that will work on your behalf to support the church year after year. A permanent endowment can support favorite ministries forever.
With the help of an advisor, you can include language in your will or trust specifying a gift be made to family, friends or Alabama-West Florida United Methodist Foundation as part of your estate plan.
With thoughtful consideration, your will can work for you to bring you peace of mind and the security of knowing your plans are in place.
- Gift Options
- Wills and Estate Planning brochure
- How to Give through a Bequest
- Estate Planning Checklist
- Planning for your future brochure (coming soon)