This is Marshall Dunn, the chair of the steering committee for the ministry we have named The Legacy Builders. Legacy Builders are not a special club or folks who think they are better than anyone else but they ARE folks who love University Christian Church, and have remembered the church in their end of life plan.
Some gave a lump sum, some specified a percentage of their assets, some named the church as a child, some have used their 401K or a life insurance policy to name the church as a partial beneficiary, and some have done things like Barbara and me, using our will to endow our pledge for 20 years!
MOST of the Legacy Builders have already gone to be with God, but happily there are many Legacy Builders who are still WITH us, blessing us week after week with their gifts in the service of Christ’s church.
I think it’s time to look again at their names, remembering those saints who have gone before us, and some potential saints thankfully still among us!
Joe and Susan Pyles
Max and Margaret Libbee
Carl and Eleanor Bock
Francis and Lucille Stark
Jerry and Cherry King
Sterling and Elsie Burgess
James and Evelyn Wormley
Leonard and Mary Ruth DeGast
Pat and Louise Kilpatrick
And THESE Legacy Builders are current members:
Marshall and Barbara Dunn
Lorel and Shirley Morrison
John and Cindy Farley
Nathan and Yunkyong Hill
Mt. Rainier Christian Church
AND a brand new name, Charles Sheets!
If you are intrigued but would like more information please speak to any of these people: ME, Ramona Crawford, Barbara Bice or Nathan Hill.
Many of us have end of life plans that are expressed in a will, often called our “Last Will and Testament!” I love that final word. It is very closely related to our church word “testimony.” I think Legacy Builders believe that the last thing we want our heirs to know about us was what we deeply valued and loved—THEM of course, but I also want our children and grandchildren to know that Barbara and I loved our God and our church and wanted to help keep its vital ministries going long after WE are here to support them!
THAT’S our testimony. And rather than our kids saying, “Rats, I had hoped they would leave everything to US!” I bet they will say, “Isn’t that just like them? I’m glad they had the faith they had and the values they had. Now it’s our turn to go and do much the same!”
Thank you, God bless you and may God bless University Christian Church for many, many years to come!