Valley of Peace Endowment and Memorial Trust
Astonishing isn’t it? $224,000 is the current par value of bonds in the Valley of Peace Endowment and Memorial Trust. These bonds were made possible by generous gifts over the years. The income from these bonds provides the congregation with funds for unbudgeted items. We are one of the few congregations with this type of financial arrangement, and we are fortunate to have had founding members with foresight to set up this extraordinary investment.
It is our job as Endowment and Trust Committee members to educate the congregation about its scope. And it is the congregation’s job to be informed and to help grow the monies in it. Some ways you can do your part to ensure its success follow.
In the short term, think of times when God provides us with unexpected resources, such as receiving a raise in salary, a tax rebate, bonus or inheritance. Whatever the case, consider giving a portion to the trust.
In the long term, consider the trust in your estate plan. At some periods in your life, providing for family might be your biggest concern. However, as children move on to a stable life on their own, think of the trust as part or your estate plan. Lutheran fraternal benefit organizations suggest creating your legacy by donating a portion of your estate to your church. The Valley of Peace Endowment and Memorial Trust is the perfect vehicle for creating your legacy. Your contribution could be earmarked to fund mission support, music, a scholarship, the accessibility fund, or any number of things. Get as creative as you want!! Your legacy will live on through the Valley of Peace Endowment and Memorial Trust.
As the leaflet on the pew says, “Pass on a legacy of Christian fellowship that will last for years to come.”
For more information, please call or e-mail the church office regarding the Valley of Peace Endowment and Memorial Trust.
Valley of Peace Endowment and Memorial Trust committee members:
Chairperson: Christy Flikke
Treasurer: Catherine Lenaugh
Communications Chairperson: Jon Larson
Financial Sub Committee: Bob Gullick