Purpose of the Foundation
The Sylva First United Methodist Church Foundation, Inc. (SFUMCF) was established to provide us, FUMC members and friends, ways to give back to a church that has nurtured and uplifted us through good times, such as the marriage of our children or the baptism of our grandchildren, as well as sad times of illness and death.
A bequest from your estate could fund ministries that meet the needs of our church and/or community through one or more Networking For Christ ministries. For example, the gift of a life insurance policy could endow a current or future staff position, or a gift of real estate could provide scholarships for our youth to participate in ASP for many years to come. Memorial and Honor giving can be the “ground floor” of establishing a legacy through estate planning. Alternatively, gifts can be recognized as anonymous.
The SFUMCF Board of Directors receives and administers to all bequests and other planned gifts given to the church. Gifts given for a specific purpose are used immediately or invested for later use.
SFUMCF partners with the United Methodist Foundation of Western North Carolina, Inc. to help you contribute to the church in your own way.
You can view a copy of our brochure "Charitable Planned Giving Opportunities: Your Legacy."
Please read "The Significances of Your Will" for more information about the importance of your will.
You may download your own Foundation Giving Card or pick one up in the Asbury Room, Christian Life Center or Church Office.
You may contact the church office or Al Byers, Foundation Board Chairman, at 828-586-6889 or email@example.com for more information.