Planned Giving

The Apostle Paul had a great deal to say about unleashing generous giving in his various letters to the early churches. He specifically reminded the church at Corinth that “God loves a cheerful giver.” 2 Corinthians 9:7

Shawnee UMC has established a Planned Giving process for those who wish to give to the church. There are many ways to support the life of your church and fund our ministries and missions. A few of these ways are detailed below with downloadable PDF’s that contain more information for you.

Overview of Planned Giving

There are multiple ways to give:

• Direct Gifts are cash, property, tangible assets, appreciated stocks, bonds, mutual funds and savings bonds. There can be significant tax advantages regarding many of these gifts. A detailed explanation of Direct Gifts can be found here. 

• Charitable Bequests are your Last Will and Testament, IRA’s, Life Insurance and Trusts. A detailed explanation of Charitable Bequests can be found here. 

• Charitable Gift Annuities provide the donor and/or other individuals a fixed lifetime income. A detailed explanation of Charitable Gift Annuities can be found here. 

Click to download the Shawnee UMC Planned Giving Brochure. The brochure gives an overview of Direct Gifts, Charitable Bequests, Charitable Gift Annuities, Endowment and other Charitable Giving.