On May 19 we celebrated “Legacy Sunday”, an annual observance, with thanksgiving, for those who have gone before us and continue to support the mission and ministry of the church they love, through the Endowment of HPCUMC. Endowment programs have a positive impact on the life of a congregation. Endowment programs offer families and individuals the opportunity to leave a legacy to their beloved church, a legacy that bears abundant fruit! HPCUMC has been a transformative presence through the life-stages of many: birth, baptism, confirmation, graduation, marriage and death. As a result, a deep and abiding love for our faith community has become the motivation for making a gift to the HPCUMC endowment, ensuring and enhancing the ministries of HPCUMC for future generations.
Hyde Park Community has been blessed by the foresight of those who have gone before us to leave such a legacy gift. From the first gift, under the leadership of Bishop Emerson Colaw, to the 28 million dollar endowment it is today, the endowment has enhanced the vision and mission of HPCUMC. From support of the facilities, to the support of our outreach/mission programs, and missionaries, the HPCUMC endowment has been a part of partnering with God to bring God’s kingdom on earth as it is in heaven. From scholarships awarded to our young adults in college to scholarships awarded to those interested in short term mission opportunities, the income from the HPCUMC endowment has been actively involved in making disciples and facilitating intellectual, and spiritual growth.
The beauty of the Endowment program is that no gift is too small, whether $5 or a million dollars the endowment program provides the opportunity for individuals and families to leave a legacy to the church they love. We invite you to make a gift to the endowment, and/or including HPCUMC in your estate plans. I would love to talk to you about your legacy gift.