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As we look back at the church’s legacy in this unique location and celebrate what WUMC is today, it is evident that we are not simply celebrating the church. We are celebrating each other, the accomplishments we have shared as part of this ministry, and the future of our church.

Extending our blessings beyond our own lives is an intrinsic part of Christian stewardship. If the Williamsburg United Methodist Church has played a vital role in your life --- in times of joy and difficulty --- you can help to continue its vital ministry and mission.

Your gifts to the Church both now and after your lifetime can make your church home stronger and more responsive to the needs of generations to come. Your gift to The Endowment is a wonderful way for the Church to remember you or someone you love.

WHY AN ENDOWMENT?

One of the many blessings of Williamsburg United Methodist Church is its strong and dedicated group of members. The Church recognizes that many members desire to include Williamsburg United Methodist Church in their planned lifetime giving and estate planning programs. To support giving in this way, the church has created The WUMC Endowment: three special endowment funds to which planned gifts can be made.

FUNDS WITHIN THE ENDOWMENT:

1. THE GENERAL FUND

Income earned on this fund is used to sustain the ministries of education, Christian services; the nurture of children and youth; and faith formation for all ages.

2. THE THIRD CENTURY FUND

Income earned on this fund is used to maintain the beautiful sanctuary and the various facilities of the Church, and enhance the campus for generations to come.

3. FRANCES L. RICHARDS MEMORIAL FUND

Income earned on this fund is used to provide financial assistance and support to members of the Williamsburg United Methodist Church family in their time of need.

A new Endowment fund may be named in memory or honor of a designee with a gift of $25,000 or more. Please consult with The Endowment committee for details of establishing a new fund.

Perhaps the greatest reward of giving to The Endowment is the knowledge that the gift, regardless of its size or form, will continue to assist the ministry at Williamsburg United Methodist Church as it proclaims the good news of the Christian faith to generations well into the future.

HOW CAN I PARTICIPATE?

The best gift is one that is appropriate to your particular interests and circumstances. Gifts of all sizes are important and valued. You may choose to make a gift of cash, securities (marketable or unmarketable, appreciated or those with a loss), charitable gift annuities, insurance proceeds or other real or personal property, and your estate may receive a tax deduction for your charitable gift.

In all cases, you should consult with your personal tax and legal advisors to ensure your plan achieves your personal goals so as to maximize the benefits to you.

If you would like to make a gift or learn more about The Endowment at Williamsburg United Methodist Church, please contact:

Joe Meadows

Business Administrator

jmeadows@williamsburgumc.org

(757) 229-1771

THE ENDOWMENT TODAY

Thanks in great part to members and friends of WUMC over the years, The Endowment today is an important supporting ministry for our facilities, our programs and to our members in their time of need. Consider joining this legacy by supporting The Endowment with your prayers, your service and your gifts.

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