Why give money to the Mount Pleasant Presbyterian Church Endowment Fund?
First, to advance the purposes for which the Endowment Fund was established: to provide members and friends of MPPC and opportunity to acknowledge and express their gratitude for the countless blessing they have, by grace received. Also, to enhance and supplement the financial resources of MPPC beyond the normal operating budget for charitable, benevolent, and educational purposes, as well as unforeseen emergencies of the Church. It provides an opportunity for a member to make a continuing gift to a designated church program from the income earned by the gift for many years after the members death.
You have the wonderful chance to provide the means for the church to have a strong and empowering ministry for generations to come. That’s what the Endowment Fund is about. Genesis 26:17-25 “And Issac dug again the wells of water which had been dug in the days of Abraham his father…” You have drawn water from wells you have not dug, you have sat under shade trees you did not plant. This is an opportunity for you to provide shade and water for the next generation.
Long time church members Mac and Donna Thigpen have the church listed in their estate documents. Here is why they did it:
“The reason Mac and I listed the church in our estate documents is simple – we love MPPC and feel like it served as a wonderful foundation for raising our family. We still spend a lot of time at church now that our kids are grown and consider it our second home. Our church family has supported us in good times and bad and we wanted a tangible way to show our appreciation for all the blessings we have received through the years.”