FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OF WINNSBORO
ENDOWMENT FUND AND ITS PURPOSE

All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of their possessions was their own, but they shared everything they had. With great power the apostles continued to testify to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. And God’s grace was so powerfully at work in them all that there were no needy persons among them. For from time to time those who owned land or houses sold them, brought the money from the sales and put it at the apostles’ feet, and it was distributed to anyone who had need. Acts 4:32-35
 
Thanks to a most generous gift from the Anne B. Milner Estate, our church, the First United Methodist Church of Winnsboro, Texas we have been richly blessed with this enduring gift. Through many prayers, long hours and dedication from our congregation and the original Endowment Committee, we are pleased to present the newly created FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OF WINNSBORO, TEXAS ENDOWMENT FUND.

The First United Methodist Church of Winnsboro, Texas Endowment Fund was established in 2018 to provide the opportunity to make enduring charitable gifts to the First United Methodist Church of Winnsboro, Texas. The objective of the Endowment Fund is to preserve the principal and to perpetuate the Fund. The Fund is the means through which gifts will become a living memorial and a source of financial support to benefit the church and its programs. It is the vehicle for receiving and managing gifts that look to the future, and it enhances the ability of the church to promote its ministries and care for its property.
 
GIFT OPPORTUNITIES
The endowment fund offers wonderful opportunities for donors to honor the life and special contributions of others, as well as ongoing monthly or annual contributions. Gifts given in honor of and in memory of family and friends will provide a major source of assets with which to assure the mission of God’s church. Your gift to the permanent endowment gives the satisfying feeling of major support, with the assurance that money from the Endowment Fund will be used exclusively to make disciples of Jesus Christ through the support of mission and outreach purposes through:
Youth Ministry                                       
Children’s Ministry
Missions Worship and Music Ministry
Care, Repair and Maintenance of the Facilities
 
GIFT PLANNING: some gifts to consider
Gifts of Cash                                                    Gifts through wills
Gifts of securities                                            Gifts of real estate                                                                                                     
Gifts of tangible personal property               Gifts of life insurance
Gifts of charitable trusts                                Gifts of mineral rights
 
ADDING A CODICIL TO YOUR WILL
Adding a codicil to your will (CLICK HERE or contact our church office) is a great way to include your church in your planned giving. You will want to include a version of the following sentence in your estate plan or beneficiary documents: I give (the amount or percent of my estate and/or type of asset) to the First United Church of Winnsboro, Texas Endowment Fund.
 
MANAGEMENT OF THE ENDOWMENT FUND
The fund is managed by the Endowment Fund Committee and will strictly comply with the Endowment Fund Guidelines. The Committee has specific duties spelled out in the UNITED METHODIST CHURCH BOOK OF DISCIPLINE and is operated under the direction and guidelines of our Charge Conference.  CLICK HERE for the bylaws as approved at the October 2019 Charge Conference.
 
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: 903-342-6172