“Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”  - Luke 6:38

As a recipient and steward of God’s bountiful gifts, you have an obligation and opportunity to share and return those gifts, providing support to God’s church and ministries beyond your lifetime.


How can planned gifts be made to the church?

Planned gifts are legacy investments that safeguard the future growth and stability of Sharon Presbyterian Church.  A planned gift is one of two types – either unrestricted or designated:

Unrestricted Gift

An unrestricted gift is a gift to the church that is not restricted as to purpose, to be allocated and used for such ministries, missions and needs of the church as determined by the Session when the gift is received. Sharon Presbyterian Church has many varying needs from year-to-year and generation-to-generation, so unrestricted gifts provide the greatest flexibility to respond to changing needs.

An unrestricted gift can be made:

  • directly to the church, or
  • as an endowed gift to the General Endowment SubFund of the Sharon Presbyterian Church Endowment Fund.

Designated Gift

A designated gift is a gift to the church with the stipulation that it be used for a specified purpose  in support of a particular ministry, mission or need of the church. Designated gifts allow you to choose how your funds will used by the church for a purpose or purposes. For example, a cash gift for the express purpose of supporting the church’s music program or the Boy Scout troop or the church’s ministry to the homeless would each be a designated gift.

A designated gift can be made:
  • directly to the church, or
  • as an endowed gift to a specific or newly created Subfund of the Sharon Presbyterian Church Endowment Fund, or
  • to a specified or newly created non-endowed church Reserve Fund.

To read more about endowed gifts to the Sharon Presbyterian Endowment Fund and its various Subfunds, click here.

To read more about gifts to the Reserve Fund of Sharon Presbyterian Church, click here.

For further information about planned giving at Sharon Presbyterian Church contact:

Senior Pastor Rob Blumer
Phone: (704) 553-0869
Associate Pastor Ron Nelson
Phone: (704) 553-0869
Endowment and Gifts Subcomittee Members:
Jacqueline Boresema
Tim Gilbert
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