Planned Giving

Dreams of our Faith Community

Planning Today for Tomorrow

Planned Gifts Fund

St. Peter's United Church has been carrying out the ministry of Jesus Christ for many years. This rich faith inheritance out of which we all live was made possible by the faithful witness and generosity of those who have gone before us. It is now our turn to help those who come after us. Our Planned Gifts Fund is a way to do just that.

The Planned Gifts Fund is not intended to be used for current operating expenses. Rather, it will be a separate source of funds that will be used to support and enhance the ministry and mission outreach of St. Peter's United Church.

Undesignated Planned Gifts will be placed in the Planned Gifts Fund. The Fund will be used to support and enhance the ministry of St. Peter's United Church in the following areas:

1. Outreach/Worship and Christian Education, and
2. Building/Capital Improvements.

Expenditures will be recommended by the Finance Committee and approved by the Church Council.

What are Planned Gifts?

Planned Gifts are gifts from accumulated resources. In the United Church the most common Planned Gifts are:

Your will is an excellent opportunity to provide for those dear to you. Consider including a provision for the church in your will. Your estate can use the charitable tax receipt to create a tax credit.

Gift Annuities:
A United Church Gift Annuity not only allows you to leave a gift to the church at your death but provides you with an income for your lifetime. The rate is higher than the bank rate and the income is mostly non-taxable. You may even set up a joint life annuity for you and your spouse. You also receive a one-time charitable tax receipt for a portion of the Gift Annuity.

Gifts of Shares:
When you make a gift of shares to the church your taxable capital gain is cut in half. Yet your charitable tax receipt is for the full value of the shares on the day they are received by the church.

Gifts of Life Insurance:
You can donate an existing policy and receive a charitable tax receipt for its cash value. Alternatively, you can purchase a new policy, enabling you to make a large gift to the church in the future for a relatively small cost now. You receive a charitable tax receipt for the premiums you pay.

Your undesignated Planned Gift to St. Peter's United Church will be placed in our Planned Gifts Fund. You may also make a Planned Gift directly to the Mission and Service Fund.

Your response is confidential and will not place you under any obligation. Thank you for taking the time to complete and return this Response Form.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact a member of the Finance committee or our United Church Gift Planner. A private consultation with the Gift Planner can also be arranged. The Gift Planner would be pleased to meet with you and arrange a Planned Gift suited to your needs. The United Church Gift Planner for our area is:

Keith Stam
United Church Gift Planner
1330 Leighton Road
Peterborough, ON K9H 6W6
Phone: (705) 876 8670
Fax: (705) 887 9235
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

or contact one these members of St. Peter's United Church:

Jim Balleny
Russ Boyles
Jim Elliot
John Stanyon
Kathy Young

You can download a PDF of the
pdfPlan of Operation for the Planned Gifts Fund.



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