Welcome to the new Christ UMC Legacy Society.
Formerly, the Eternal Flame Society. There were 10 original members who had the foresight to create a way for members of Christ UMC to include the church in their estate planning. You'll see those original members' names on the plaque near the elevator entrance at the Alpine Center Sanctuary.
Their same mission continues today under a new name. The Christ UMC Legacy Society is all about planned giving. If you want to become a part of it. your financial advisors will help you outline the different ways on how to plan your giving.
Ministries you can support through your legacy gift include, but aren't limited to Children and Family Ministries, Worship and Music Ministries, Mission & Outreach, Building Preservation, and out Endowment Fund. Your planned gifts will enhance our church's ministry and outreach or help maintain our facilities. All the while encouraging us to be better stewards. Legacy gifts have afforded the church the ability to complete various projects at both worship centers, the Alpine Center and Our Master's Center.
There are many ways you can make a Legacy gift. Through bequests, a gift through your will or trust, or in your retirement plan assets. Other options include a bank or investment account. We know these might seem like complicated financial mechanisms, but our staff can point you toward resources with options on how to leave a legacy.
If you'd like to know more about the Christ UMC Legacy Society, brochures can be found at the Connection Center and in the pews at both worship centers. If you would like more information about legacy giving, please contact Pastor Jane Eesley or Accounting Manager at 815-399-5910. Additional UMC planned giving resources can be found on the United Methodist Church Foundation website at http://www.myumclegacy.org/