Legacy Ministry and the Endowment Fund

Are you focused on God's plan for your life and beyond?
Have you updated your beneficiary designations or will to include Midway United Methodist Church?
Have you shared your wishes with family members? Explain to them how your lifetime contributions and your directions for your estate reflect your Christian values.

Legacy Fellowship

The Midway UMC Legacy Fellowship honors church members and friends who have indicated to the Legacy Committee or church office that they have included Midway United Methodist Church in a beneficiary designation, will or estate plan or have already made a gift to the Endowment. The amount need not be disclosed.
Contributions in any amount are welcome and may be made in cash, securities, real estate, or other assets. Donor benefits can include income tax deductions and in the case of appreciated property, avoidance of capital gains taxes.

Not just for the wealthy...

Legacy Fellowship

The Legacy Fellowship is not just for the wealthy, it’s for everyone! An annual appreciation event recognizes their commitment to the future ministry of the church, and invites members to join the Legacy Fellowship. 
You can add your name to the list by contacting Midway UMC Business Administrator: Please call 770.475.5230.
Contributors wanting to remain anonymous will have their wishes respected.

Endowment Funds

The purpose of our endowment
  • To allow persons to leave a legacy for future generations to assure that making disciples will go on forever.
  • To provide permanent, financial gifts that will help support the future ministry of our church. The principal of these gifts is held in perpetuity with the income made available as needed for ministries of the church.
  • Join us as a partner in the future of Midway UMC!

How can I make a gift?
There are a variety of options to make a gift to the Endowment.  Click here for an easy chart that describes your options.

Where can I make a gift?
Your gift may support any of the funds listed below.
Endowment Funds:

  • General Endowment Fund - For ongoing ministry needs as determined by the elected leadership of the church.
  • Capital Improvements and Un-budgeted Property Maintenance Endowment Fund - For maintenance, care, improvement, and construction of physical facilities, including furnishings or equipment and the purchase of additional property.
  • Estell T. Venable Chapel Fund,  Chapel Fund - Maintains the Historic Chapel 
  • Cemetery Fund - Support and maintain the historic Midway Cemetery  
  • Named Endowment Fund (in memory or honor) - With a minimum gift of $15,000, you may name an endowment fund in memory or honor of a loved one.
  • Missions Endowment Fund - For ministries beyond the local church in the community or the world missions of the church.
  • Scholarship Endowment Funds
- For educational aid to members and friends of the congregation.
  • Children’s Ministry Endowment Fund
- For support of the ministry in the Children’s Programs.
  • Youth Ministry Endowment Fund
    - For support of the ministry in the Youth Programs.
  • Music Endowment Fund – For support of the Music ministry of the church.
Wills Planning Guide, Planned Giving Resources and Free Consultation
An excellent resource is the Georgia United Methodist Foundation. A Wills Planner and resources about planned giving with examples and videos is available on the website at www.gumf.org under the Planned Giving tab.  The Foundation staff is also available to meet with you free of charge to discuss giving options 770.449.6726.