Throughout the years, many church members and friends have provided funds at their death to ensure the long-term financial viability of Grosse Pointe Memorial Church. Whether a legacy gift is large or small, each gift impacts the vitality of our church and its programs and projects.
Ministries supported by planned giving include:
- Our ecumenical minister
- Our hunger offering matching grants
- Adult and youth choir music
- The maintenance of our organ
Simple Ways to support Grosse Pointe Memorial Church include:
- Life Insurance Policy
Additional Gift Planning Ideas are:
- Appreciated Property
- Gift Annuities
- Charitable Lead Trusts
- Charitable Remainder Trusts
- Deferred Gift Annuities
- Closely Held Stock
- Life Income Plans
Our planned giving task force, which began its work in 2010, includes lay people knowledgeable in the area of estate planning. To learn more about this group, click here.
To read an interview with one church member regarding the importance of planned giving, click here.
If you have decided to include the church in your planned giving, we invite you to become a member of the Newberry Legacy… A planned giving program at GPMC.
The Society has been established to recognize members and friends of Grosse Pointe Memorial Church who have included the church in their financial or estate plans.
You may join the Newberry Legacy… A planned giving program by naming Grosse Pointe Memorial Church:
- In your will or trust
- As a remainder beneficiary of an IRA or other retirement plan
- As a beneficiary of a life insurance policy
- As a remainder beneficiary of a charitable gift annuity or trust
- As lead beneficiary of a charitable lead trust
Whether you join The Society or wish to remain anonymous, your future gift will help ensure that Grosse Pointe Memorial Church will continue to provide “a light by the lakeshore” and a witness to God’s love for our world.
If you wish to restrict your gift to a specific purpose or program at Grosse Pointe Memorial Church or would like to discuss other gift giving pportunities, or to join the Newberry Legacy… A planned giving program at GPMC, please contact:
The Rev. Dr. Peter J.M. Henry,
Pastor, 313.882.5330, ext. 132
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your prayerful consideration of a planned gift benefiting Grosse Pointe Memorial Church, its members and programs while enriching the lives of people throughout the world.