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Investing in your Congregation

Today we wanted to highlight an incredible act of stewardship and generosity: St. John’s Stevensville United Church – located just south of Niagara Falls, Ontario – has recently entrusted the United Church of Canada Foundation with the first million dollars of what will become a $10 million endowment!

St. John’s Stevensville contemplated their future, thinking on how they would continue serving their community, remain a trusted and sacred place for worship, and how they could be prepared for costs related to their church building and administration.

After prayerfully considering their options, St. John’s Stevensville has decided to establish three endowment funds at the United Church of Canada Foundation, each dedicated to supporting the vital work of their church. We work with congregations like St. John’s Stevensville to invest, protect, and manage major assets of a congregation. We are truly blessed to be working with St. John’s Stevensville and are very excited to see how the funds will sustain their important work into the future!

If your congregation could benefit from having a source of long term, sustainable, predicable support for your mission and ministry (who wouldn’t?), establishing an endowment fund with the Foundation may be right for you!  The United Church of Canada Foundation manages a portfolio of over $81 million, and ensures that your gifts are invested in a way that is consistent with both the values of the United Church, as well as with our fiduciary responsibilities as trustees of the funds.  Resources for congregational investing are available here on our website, and we are always available to talk about the possibilities for your organization by phone at 1-866-340-8223 or by email at fdn@united-church.ca.

If you are interested in learning more about investing in your congregation, you can click here. Alternatively, you can start making a plan for your future investments so that we are better able to help you when you do choose to invest.

Together, we can help your gifts and your generosity have greater impacts on the churches and ministries that are most important to you.

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