Gifts to the Permanent Endowment Fund of First United Methodist Church of Toms River demonstrates an enduring commitment to your Christian witness. Your gift can be in the form of a bequest, a trust or gift annuity and can help assure that God’s work through our Church will continue beyond your life while giving you maximum financial flexibility during your lifetime.
Your gift to the Permanent Endowment Fund remains intact with only the earnings from the Fund’s investments being used to benefit the work of our Church.
What is estate planning?
The term estate planning means different things to different people. And it should, because a good estate plan reflects the uniqueness of the people creating it. A good estate plan results in the best management of your assets, now and later for you and your loved ones who may survive you.
In its broadest sense, estate planning covers the process of accumulating, managing, and distributing property over the course of a lifetime.
The cornerstone of an effective estate plan is your will. Without a will your estate will be distributed by State law without regard to your wishes or interests you supported during your lifetime.
Planning your gift
Your gift to the Church’s Permanent Endowment Fund can be made in a number of different ways:
- Outright Gift of cash, public traded securities, real property personal or otherwise.
- Planned gift through a bequest in your will, beneficiary designation through a life insurance policy or retirement plan or life income plans such as Charitable Gift Annuity.
In recognition of your gift. . .
The Rev. Dr. Harold and Caroline Schmul Heritage Society named in honor of former senior pastor and his wife recognizes those who have made an outright gift or a planned gift to the Permanent Endowment Fund of First United Methodist Church of Toms River. To qualify, a minimum gift of $5000 is required.
If you would like further information please contact:
First United Methodist Church of Toms River 732-349-8155
Or a member of the Permanent Endowment Fund Committee:
- Fred Muller, Chair
- Robert Auer, Consultant
- Chris Christiansen
- Jim Graef
- Peter Rich
- Frank Strucki, Consultant
- Sibyl Walczak
- Jere Williams, Consultant