A Legacy of Caring
GIVE FOREVER to CHCPC Endowment
The CHCPC endowment provides steady income to the church’s
annual budget, or to a designated area.
The Tribute, Memorial and Endowment Committee carefully invests
the endowment funds to protect gifts and generate earnings. Four
percent of the endowment fund is allocated to the Session each year to
meet on-going and special needs of the Church.
Click HERE for the Endowment Brochure
If you would like to download a legacy pledge card, click HERE
Below is Nate Northey’s Story:
I’m here today to tell you about an opportunity to leave a legacy to your church. I would like to share MY STORY and how I chose the endowment fund to support the growth our church with a memorial for my parents.
When my grandfather Harry died in 1953 I was barely old enough to remember him. One thing I did remember was his big house on 4th street in Waterloo. As a memorial the family gave his house to his church, Westminster Presbyterian in Waterloo. I guess my parents and the other children felt this to be his wish, because it wasn’t mentioned in his will. I knew he was an active church member but I guess he forgot to include the church in his will.
In my younger years I also remember my father preparing for Sunday, polishing shoes and filling church envelopes. My parents were generous givers and whenever there was a need they answered it. After my father died I remember going through his desk and finding notes about his pledges to different charities and for us to complete these gifts. One note mentioned the churches endowment fund and how he had made a contribution to get it to the 50k needed before the interest could be distributed.
So after mom died I found myself in charge of their estate. Knowing their history of giving to the church I felt compelled to make a donation to the church even though their wills made no mention of it. After consulting with the family and our lawyer we decide that a gift to the endowment fund would be appropriate since it would be a gift that would keep on giving. So today when I look at the stewardship budget and I see that 4% of their gift is being added to the operating fund annually, it’s like they are still here supporting the church.
You and your family too can have that same feeling by leaving a legacy to the church. Please talk to your family and plan how you want to remember your church in your estate planning. Then tell us about it by completing the TME pledge card. Some of you may have already remembered the church in your estate planning, tell us about your plans by filling out the card also. The TME committee is doing this so we can followup with you to explain your gifting options.
In celebration of our 100th anniversary, I am making some special crosses to recognize those who leave a legacy to the church. When you complete the TME pledge card you will be presented with a cross. These are being made from wood salvaged from some of our pews, not the ones you’re sitting in, so you will be getting a piece of the church to boot. I plan to make 100.
The Christian tradition of giving is both a privilege and an opportunity. What we now enjoy and cherish were in part created by those who came before us. We must follow their example by giving of ourselves to assure the future growth of the church..
May we all remember that “all that we have and all that we are is a gift from GOD.”