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LEGACY GIFTS on YouTube - here for future generations

Five deeply committed United Church people talk about the important of ensuring that The United Church of Canada is here for future generations. Join them and the church's Faithful Legacies campaign. 

View Faithful Legacies online: at the direct link to The United Church of Canada's website hereor at the direct link to YouTube here  (instead of  the "embedded" version above). YouTube provides options (immediately below the video window) to share the link via social media and email. YouTube will also generate a code so your webmaster can embed the video on your website. 

OR View Faithful Legacies direct from your own computer: If you don't have broadband at the church/presentation location, or have restricted access for streaming the YouTube live at a meeting, download the entire file by clicking here » , right-clicking on the video, and choosing "Save video as..." This will allow you to save it and play it from your desktop/projector. 

NOTE! This is a large file (64 MB) and may take significant time to download depending on your internet connection.

  • Gifts That Last Lifetimes - Empowering God's Mission into the Future 
    (Updated 25 May 2015) A 6-page "At a Glance" brochure formatted as an 8.5 x 11" colour pdf for easy Congregational copying. Sections on Choosing a legacy gift (comparison chart), Bequests, Gift Annuities, Life Insurance, RRSPs and RRIFs, Securities, Endowments and Next Steps, link to Regional Financial Development Officers colour:  view / download pdf  »   /  black & white view / download pdf  »  
  • Will Workbook

    (Updated 26 July 2017) 
    A Guide to Planning Your Estate -  outlines a systematic process to help you gather and organize the information needed to prepare your will (46-page pdf) - colour:  view / download here » 

  • Launching a Legacy Giving Program in Your Congregation 
    (Updated 15 March 2018) 
    The potential of planned giving for your congregation is significant. One survey
    indicated that 32 percent, or one-third, of United Church people would consider including the church in their estate plans if asked. This resource can help you establish a planned giving program in your congregation and manage that program successfully. (52-page pdf) 
    -  view / download pdf  »  

  • Legacy Giving
    • Celebrating the Receipt of a Bequest in the context of Sunday worship - a resource including sample service outline, prayers, a dedication liturgy by the Rev'd Richard Bott, St Andrew's Haney United Church, Maple Ridge, BC view / download .doc here » | view / download .pdf here » 

  • Bulletin Inserts 
    Letter-size sheets (
    8.5 x 11) with 2 halves/panels per page (8.5 x 5.5 each) ready-to-print half page double-sided bulletin inserts
    • Legacy Giving - 
      Launching a Legacy Giving Program in Your Congregation, the text of 9 stories with clip art (13 pp) in Word doc format for easy copy paste format use in congregational materials:
      • David’s Story “Out of the believer’s heart shall flow rivers of living water.” John 7:38
      • Jesus Crossed Barriers
      • Taxes and Tim’s
      • Now Just Isn’t the Right Time
      • I have seen the Promised Land … and it is under construction!
      • For All Time …
      • We stand on the shoulders of those who came before us.
      • From the Past Will Come a Future.
      • Who Benefits from Sunday Morning?
      • Giving from a Sense of Securities
      •  - view / download .doc here »

    • Legacy Giving - Remembering the Future -  Remembrance Day sets the tone for all other memorials in which we honour the lives of those who have lived, served, loved and died. .. A legacy gift .. is one way to build a strong, healthy relationship with future generations.  - view / download .doc here »
  • Bulletin Covers
    • Legacy Giving Bulletin Cover -  Just imagine the possibilities - the difference you can make - with a legacy gift.  -  view / download .pdf here »

  • FIRST METROPOLITAN, BC - First steps in developing ways and means of long term stability. Preparations for visit to congregation by BC Financial Development Officer presentations on wills, bequests, annuities and other ways to reduce taxes and benefit the congregation. 
  • NARAMATA CENTRE Legacy Card - sample of an invitation to join Naramata Centre's Legacy Circle...
    -  view / download pdf  »  

  • Sample Policies: Gift Acceptance and Valuation provides guidance to the Church
    regarding the planning, promoting, receipting, accepting, and disposing of charitable gifts.
     -  view / download pdf  »