NEW PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT

 

     We are currently replacing the playground equipment with modern pieces that meet all of the current safety standards.  Our playground is used not only by the children of Good Shepherd and Little Lambs, but also the community around us.  It is a part of our ministry and we want it to be as safe and inviting as possible.  Please pray about how you might help financially.  If you would like to help with the cost of this project, please note “playground” on your check or offering envelope.  Thank you.

 

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Estate Planning Is Act of Stewardship

Albright and Albright, Attorneys at Law

         Estate Planning is not only for the wealthy - it is for everyone!  It is simply the process of deciding where your assets should be distributed after your death.  For Christians, estate planning is also an act of stewardship, making a financial commitment to the church for the Lord to use for His purposes even after you have already left this world.  So, when you create an estate plan, you aren’t just providing for the future financial security of your family and friends; your will or trust is providing for the financial security of your church and its mission of making disciples for the transformation of the world.

John Wesley was famous for his teachings on stewardship and expressed to his followers to “earn all you can, save all you can and give all you can.”  When we become members of a United Methodist Church, we are called on to faithfully participate in its ministries with our prayers, our presence, our gifts, our service, and our witness.  I can think of no better way to show our commitment to God and the church by continuing that pledge even in our passing. 

Here are some ways you can gift the church in your estate plan:

Make a gift of a specific amount to the church.

Provide for a gift of property, like real estate or stocks.

Designate that a percentage of your estate be given to the church through your will or trust.

Give the remainder of your estate to the church (i.e., what remains after all other gifts to loved ones are satisfied).

To plan a charitable gift, inform your attorney of your wishes and ask for advice regarding the best form for your gift.  A simple provision or amendment prepared by your attorney at the time you make or update your will or trust is all that is necessary.  Our legal name is Good Shepherd United Methodist Church of Indianapolis, Inc.  You can have your attorney contact our office to obtain our tax ID number.

 

Clothing for Lowell Children

      We are in need of children’s (ages 5-11) clothing (shirts, slacks, underwear, and socks) to provide a clean change when an accident occurs at school.  Also students frequently lose their book bag and need a way to transport papers and books home. 

      There will be a container for these items across from the church office.

 

NOTICE:

Good Shepherd United Methodist may post pictures or videos of members, guests and their children around the Church, on the website and other social media sites, and in promotional material for the Church.  If you wish to not be included in these publications, you should contact the church in writing and ask that your image not be included.

 

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