LEGACY GIVING PROGRAMS
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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 via YouTube:  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 the code for your webmaster to embed the video on your website (same as above), and also here.

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 from the United Church DropBox here »  and play it from your desktop/projector instead of the web. NOTE!  LARGE FILE  (58 MB) may take significant time to download depending on your internet connection.


LEGACY GIVING PROGRAMS 
  • 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  PDF contains background; before launch/launch/sustaining the program; Q&As; checklists; sample motions; sample plans, letters, and notices; newsletter/website articles (53-page pdf) -  view / download pdf  »  

WORSHIP
  • 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 »

GIVING CIRCLES 
  • 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  »  

POLICIES 
  • 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  »