The Lord Jesus Christ reminded his followers in Matthew 6:19-21, "Don't store up treasures here on earth, where moths eat them and rust destroys them, and where thieves break in and steal. Store your treasures in heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy, and thieves do not break in and steal. Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be."
The real question we will all have to answer at the end of our lives is where is our treasure? What have we invested all our lives in? What have our hearts longed for – earthly wealth or heavenly treasure? Legacy giving can help us focus on what is important to Jesus both now and for all eternity.
You may be interested in learning how you can leave a legacy gift that will continue to promote the mission of the Congregational Christian Churches in Canada (hereinafter referred to in this document as CCCC). That mission is to Proclaim Jesus Christ, Make Disciples and Grow Healthy Churches.
The best way you can do this is to include the CCCC as a beneficiary in your will and other estate planning documents.
A will is the most common way to make an after-death gift to the CCCC. The basic way to include the CCCC as a beneficiary under your will is to insert the following language (which your own lawyer may wish to modify):
Bequest of a specific amount:
"I give, devise, and bequeath $________ to Congregational Christian Churches in Canada, a Canadian federally incorporated registered charity. As of the date of execution of this document, the Congregational Christian Churches in Canada may be contacted by mail at P.O. Box 463, Station Main, Simcoe, ON, N3Y4L5 or by telephone at 519-751-0606, or by email at email@example.com.”
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Bequest of the remainder of an estate (i.e., the amount left over after all specific bequests have been fulfilled):
"I give, devise, and bequeath to the Congregational Christian Churches in Canada, a Canadian federally incorporated registered charity, all [or insert the desired fraction or percentage] of the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate, both real and personal. As of the date of execution of this document, the Congregational Christian Churches in Canada may be contacted by mail at P.O. Box 463, Station Main, Simcoe, ON, N3Y4L5 or by telephone at 519-751-0606, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.”
Other useful vehicles for making donations are inter vivos or testamentary trusts, and registered plans such as RRSPs, RRIFs, or TFSAs, as well as insurance policies and annuities of various kinds, where the CCCC can be listed as a beneficiary.
If you have already included the CCCC in your will or other estate planning documents, or if you would like to receive more information, please contact the CCCC by calling at 519-751-0606 or emailing to email@example.com.
The Best Way You Can Store Up
Treasure in Heaven
is by Investing in Getting People There