Giving is a natural response of gratitude for God’s love and many blessings.  Each of us is blessed in order to be a blessing to others.  We benefit again and again from the joyful gifts of earlier church members who chose to continue their support beyond their lifetimes.  Planned or legacy gifts are pledges members make to the church in their wills, life insurance policies, and retirement or savings accounts.  Members and friends thus may share their blessings from God to develop and strengthen the ministries of First Presbyterian Church.

Legacy giving has played an important role in supporting the ministry and mission of First Presbyterian Church for many years.  A number of long-term and dedicated members have left significant bequests to extend their contributions beyond their lifetimes and into the future.  These members knew that their gifts would support the ministries and mission of our beloved church for many generations.  

The planned giving program uses gifts and bequests to ensure the long-term stability of the church and the advancement of our ministries.  A committee of church members oversees the planned giving program and reports to the Finance & Stewardship Committee of Session.

Gifts and bequests to First Presbyterian Church become part of The 1834 Legacy Fund, named after the year First Presbyterian was founded by the original 52 members. The 1834 Legacy Fund may be used to create, grow, and enhance programs and projects of the church that perpetuate the teachings of Jesus Christ. It is our purpose to find joy in actively celebrating and sharing our Christian faith.  

The fund accepts both unrestricted and restricted gifts. Unrestricted gifts may be used at the discretion of Session for purposes consistent with the written guidelines of the fund. Restricted gifts may have limits on their use as determined by the donor.  

Contact our pastor HERE for more information about legacy giving.