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Planned Giving

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 We are building our Permanent Endowment Fund to, over time, provide funding...

For ministry and needs beyond what can be provided through our annual budget and one-time capital campaigns,
To supplement, enhance and extend our ministry and outreach,
For the preservation of our historic church building, and
To meet future ministry needs we cannot anticipate today.

Your charitable gifts to the Permanent Endowment Fund are permanent and provide perpetual financial support.

  • All gifts, small, modest and larger, are pooled together and invested. 
  • Only the investment earnings can be spent.
  • You can provide on-going support for a favorite ministry, or leave a lasting legacy.

At First United Methodist Church Van Alstyne, our Planned Giving ministry is grounded in the words of John Wesley... Do all you can, in all the ways you can, as long as you can.

Many types of gifts benefit our Permanent Endowment Fund... and the giver.

  • Gifts can be made at any time during your lifetime; gift bequests can be made through wills, annuities and trusts.pef
  • Gifts to our Permanent Endowment Fund are deductible for Federal Income Tax purposes.
  • Bequests, life income gifts and other donations of value are generally exempt from federal Estate and Gift taxes.
  • Gifts can include:

Cash or equivalent such as CD's

Life insurance policies naming the Permanent Endowment Fund as Beneficiary

Securities (stocks, bonds)

Property and Real Estate

Retirement Accounts.

All funds in the Permanent Endowment Fund are managed and administered by the Permanent Endowment Fund Committee as directed by its Guidelines and Gift Acceptance policies.

If are considering a gift to the Permanent Endowment Fund, and have questions about making your gift or need additional information, or would just like to talk about your gift and making it, please contact the Permanent Endowment Fund Committee at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , contact our pastor at 903-482-5505 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


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