Planned Giving Sunday 2016 Worship Resources

The third Sunday of each November has been designated as Planned Giving Sunday.  This coincides with National Philanthropy Day which falls on November 15.  Planned Giving Sunday, is an opportunity for congregations to highlight how enduring gifts can support the ministry of the church and leave a legacy of faith and hope for generations to come. Enduring gifts, also known as planned gifts or legacy gifts, are intended for the long-term ministry of the church. These gifts might be in the form of a gift of stock, cash or real estate given during a person’s life or a bequest or gift annuity given at the end of a person’s life.

Download the 2016 worship service below. Feel free to modify, personalize, condense or expand as much as possible so that it may be used within the context of your congregation.

Copies of the Planned Giving bulletin insert can be ordered free of charge from Parasource or you can download and print your own.

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The Presbyterian Endowment Education and Resource Network (PEER)

PEER provides resources that encourage Presbyterian churches in the USA and organizations toward best practices in gift planning and the use of endowments.

Leave a Legacy

LEAVE A LEGACY™ is a national public awareness program designed to encourage people to leave a gift through their will or any other gift planning instrument to a charity or non-profit organization of their choice. LEAVE A LEGACY™ is a donor-oriented education campaign to raise awareness of the importance of including a charitable gift in the estate planning process. LEAVE A LEGACY™ is a program of the Canadian Association of Gift Planners (CAGP-ACPDP™).

Canadian Charitable Annuities Association (CCAA)

The purpose of the Canadian Charitable Annuity Association is to provide education, information, and guidance to charities registered under the Income Tax Act of Canada which receive donations through gift annuities, life income gift plans, and other forms of charitable gifts, and to establish ethical and financial standards for these charities. The Presbyterian Church in Canada is a member in good standing of the CCAA.