2019 Annual Giving Stewardship: “Treasure!”
Giving for the Future
“Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” (Matthew 6:21) What is that you treasure the most? And what is the ‘treasure’ of your life? What does Jesus mean when he first mentions treasure, that is followed by our heart? What we treasure, how we share what we treasure and how we nurture and grow ourselves as generous people with all that we treasure is our stewardship focus on late 2019 and 2020. Exploring the variety of meanings of this powerful word will help us all grow as deeply spiritual givers and people.
Permanent Endowment Fund
Mt. Tam Church has been blessed by the foresight of people in the past who created the Permnent Endowment Fund. The first contribution to the Endowment Fund was given by Blanche Jackson, who requested that the yearly earning of her donation be used to support our Christian education program. Other giving saints include Delphia Coan and Georgette Gilbert.
The Endowment Fund has now grown so that a portion of the earnings support our Christian education program, missions, and some capital improvements. In 1997, the church created the Permanent endowment Fund Committee (PEFC). The seven church members, many with decades of investment and financial experience, manage the funds with care, so that our great-grandchildren will enjoy the fruits of these amazing gifts.
How To Give
Giving for the future, whether out of current income or in a final way, allows the ministry of God in Jesus Christ through Mt. Tam Church to continue far beyond the times in which we live. Donations and planned gifts for the Permanent Endowment Fund are welcome! Contact chairperson Chris Hubbard through the church office for more information: 415-388-4456.
For those who wish to explore and learn more about estate planning and structured gifts, the California-Nevada Conference provides great resources. Let us know if we can be of help to you! Browse the link (coming soon) below for more information.
If you would like to speak to someone at MTUMC regarding any of our giving options, please call or email our church office.