Cash Gifts Cash donations should be placed in the offering plate during Sunday services, or deposited in the boxes at the rear of the Auditorium. These gifts will be used for general operations unless designated for another use.
Stocks, Bonds, and Mutual Funds Using an appreciated investment is an excellent way to make a charitable gift. Generally, you can deduct the full fair market value of the investment for income tax purposes and avoid all capital gains tax.
Wills and Trusts If you have a Will or Trust, consider an addendum to your Will or amendment to your Trust that includes a specific gift to the Epworth Church.
Life Insurance You can designate the Epworth Church as the beneficiary of a life insurance policy. If you give a policy, you can deduct the value of the policy and the value of each premium payment that you make following your initial gift.
Payable on Death (POD) Designations You may add a POD to a bank account or Certificates of Deposit to provide a gift to Epworth Church upon your death. You retain full control of the account over your lifetime and the designation is revocable. In some cases a POD designation can be added to stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and even real estate.
Your contribution to the Epworth Church supports:
16 Sunday Worship Services
Sunday Evening Vespers
Monday Morning Musings
Special Events throughout the season
“Pizza with Larry,” Sunday Night Teen Fellowship
Chaplain: Serves Communions, performs Baptisms, Weddings, and Memorial Services.
Child Care for Church sponsored events
Youth Activities: Pixies, Peanuts, Boys & Girls Club, Sub Teens, Teens, Handicrafts, Hamburger Fries, Field Trips, Frog, Toad, and Turtle Races, Variety Show, Venetian Night, Epworth Queen Contest and Teen Dance, Fun Run, Basketball and Volleyball Tournaments, Canoe and Sailboat Races, Fishing Competitions, Story Hour
Church Facilities: Auditorium, Depot, Pixie Palace, Shadyside, The Lighthouse, The Upper Room, Basketball Court, Teen Center, Colwell Playground and Turtle Downs.
Designated Gifts You may wish to designate your contribution in honor of in memory of a loved one. Following are a few possibilities:
Special Sunday Ministers Gifts to this fund allow the Church Association to bring some of the most respected preaching ministers in the nation to our Sunday pulpit, Vespers, and Monday lecture series.
Youth Activities Contributions enable the church to provide extra items and services beyond the budget for the extensive Youth programs.
Epworth Church Endowment Fund Established to perpetuate all activities of the church. All gifts are converted to cash and invested. The principal is never spent, but the interest generated is used as the Church Board directs. This is an ideal fund for cottagers wishing to promote Church sponsored activities over the long term at Epworth.
Epworth Church Memorial Fund If you have a special project or cause important to you, please consider this fund. This is different from the Epworth Memorial Foundation which is not church related and has its own members and stated purpose.
Colwell Memorial Playground Gifts will help maintain and improve the Depot / Pixie Palace Playground area.
Upper Room This fund helps to furnish and maintain the apartment in the Hotel which houses our guest ministers. The Church pays rent for the use of this space.