Gift Annuities: Gifts that Give Back
Did you know that you can give to the church and also receive guaranteed annual income for the rest of your life? The Presbyterian Church in Canada’s gift annuities leave a legacy for the church while providing you with an income, most or all of which is tax-free. Beneficiaries can include a congregation or any ministry of The Presbyterian Church in Canada.
In this three-minute video from the Stewardship and Planned Giving office, Laura Cronsberry shares what a gift annuity has meant to her.
Share the video with your congregation during worship, coffee time or at a Planned Giving workshop.
Charitable gift annuities are a simple way that you can plant seeds of hope—for generations to come!
This short, beautiful video introduces concepts of planned giving and explains the benefits of fostering a spirit of generosity. Use the video during worship to show how we can all make generosity a part of who we are and allow a true spirit of Christian stewardship to take root.
By responding to the call to be faithful stewards to what God has given us, we learn how to live a generous life and enjoy one of the greatest earthly joys there is: the passing of our legacy, knowing it is in good hands.
Suggestions for Use
- Show the video during worship. Invite someone in your congregation to explain why they have included the church in their will or made another kind of planned gift.
- Use the video as an introduction to a sermon on stewardship/generosity/planned giving, or as part of a Legacy Sunday focus.
- Show the video every Sunday as part of a stewardship series. Follow up each showing of the video by highlighting one of the stories of generosity found here.
- Use the video in a small group setting, and allow time for group members to share their own stories of generosity—either a gift they have received or a gift they have given.
Tell us how you have used the video in your congregation. Together, we are planting seeds of hope for generations to come!