Doing God’s Work
Christmas Eve Giving 2023
Every year, we give it all away! Floris UMC/Restoration continues its annual tradition of blessing those in our community and world through Christmas Eve Giving. All funds will go to ministries and partner organizations that transform lives.
Over the years, your generosity has allowed us to give away more than $4.4 million!
Building Debt Reduction Fund
Floris UMC has successfully built a campus valued at $31.25 million. Since construction, we have worked to secure the financial future of the church while paying off debt. Through your contributions to capital campaigns, including Dream, we have reduced our debt from $13.8 million in 2010 to less than $4 million today.
The campus building continues to serve others in our community, especially during the pandemic. You can contribute to lowering our church’s debt by giving today.
What Will Your Legacy Be?
The four great human needs, according to Dr. Stephen Covey, author of The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, are to live, to learn, to love, and to leave a legacy. Each of us wants to be remembered for something special – an untarnished reputation, a life filled with good deeds, a monumental and lasting achievement. We want our accomplishments in this life to be remembered and have meaning beyond our lifetimes.
Some of us want to be remembered as a close and loving family member. Most of us want our life’s work to have a positive and lasting impact on society. All of us want to leave something of ourselves to posterity that will be beneficial for many years to come. What would you like your legacy to be? Have you made arrangements for a lasting gift – have you firmly established your legacy to future generations?
Your Legacy, Your Church
All gifts are from God, the Bible tells us. We are blessed with living in an affluent country with untold opportunities. Most of us have never known poverty or despair. Yet, problems like those exist in our community and in the world. Our church has served the spiritual and physical needs of our community for many years. Our Outreach has touched the lives of people locally in Herndon and Northern Virginia, in other states such as Ohio, New York, New Jersey, Mississippi and Tennessee, and internationally in Haiti, Sierra Leone, Ghana, and Nicaragua. With our help, it will continue to do so for many, many years into the future. This will be our legacy.
Floris UMC Legacy Fund
When you provide a gift or bequest to the Legacy Fund, it will be invested to provide a legacy of support for Floris in perpetuity. The disbursement of funds is done annually via a nomination and review process defined by church policies. These disbursements are used to expand the missions of the church which enables your legacy to grow with that of Floris UMC. Prior disbursements have supported diverse areas such as new mission and ministry development, scholarships, and more.
When you give a gift now, you experience the joy of seeing your donation put to good use.
Other Ways to Give
You can include the Floris UMC Legacy Fund in your will or designate it as the beneficiary of a life insurance policy. These are a couple of the many innovative ways to make a significant donation. If you wish to discuss other ways to leave a legacy, contact Finance at email@example.com.
Seeing Your Legacy in Action
The Legacy Fund Committee plans to make annual disbursements to support various ministries at Floris UMC. Thus, year after year, you will see your gift supporting
of the current needs of Floris UMC and its ministries.