Planned Giving


If you are thinking about a way to honor the life of a cherished member of the Epworth congregation who has passed away, take a moment to consider another alternative to the Epworth Memorial program:  a contribution in their memory to our Planned Giving program.

Contributions can be made in amounts starting at $25.

It is important that you designate your contribution for the “Epworth Living Trust.”  We also ask that you specify the particular area of the church’s mission that you wish to benefit with this memorial.  At this time, two options are available for your consideration: the General Endowment for general needs identified by the Church, or the Building Endowment to support improvements to the Epworth property.  Or you may choose to start a new endowment benefitting a particular area in the life of the church that your loved one held dear.

Not only will your contribution serve as an ongoing memorial to your fiend or loved one, but by participating in our Planned Giving program, you will also aid in the long-term life and growth of Epworth.  Your memorial will be included in our endowment portfolio which is prudently invested for principal growth and interest income.

If you have questions, please speak with a member of the Planned Giving Committee:

  • Jean Cook
  • Marilyn Bilotti
  • Carol Fenton
  • Debbie Mason
  • Bill Rinck.

Please note that you also have the option to contribute to the church’s Memorial Fund, in which case you will be donating to the overall operating budget of the church.  Both plans are a thoughtful way to honor the memory of a friend or loved one.