Practicing Unbounded Generosity With a Year-End Gift

Here at First Church we are truly grateful for all gifts received throughout the year, but we also recognize that there are additional opportunities like an annual bonus or an unexpected gift, along with current tax benefits, which makes year-end giving desirable. With the stock market gains seen in 2017, gifts of appreciated stock may be a very attractive option. Remember a donation of shares of common stock provide a double tax benefit of not having to pay tax on the capital gain, while receiving the full appreciated value as a charitable donation.

Should you find yourself in a position where you would like to support First Church with a year-end gift, thank you!

In planning your year-end gift to FUMCFW, please be aware that December 31 falls on a Sunday this year. In order for your gift to qualify as a charitable deduction on your 2017 income taxes, please follow these 2017 Year-End Giving Deadlines:

  • Gifts sent to FUMCFW must be postmarked no later than Saturday, December 30
  • Credit card gifts must be made by midnight on Sunday, December 31
  • Gifts of stocks must be received in FUMCFW accounts by Friday, December 29. Please contact the business office for instructions on electronic transfers of stock.

The Business Office’s schedule for the week of December 25 is:

Monday, December 25 — Closed
Tuesday, December 26 — Closed
Wednesday, December 27 — 8:00 am to 5:30 pm
Thursday, December 28 — 8:00 am to 5:30 pm
Friday, December 29 — 8:30 am to 3:00 pm

If you have additional questions, please call Larry Ammerman (817-339-3884) or Nancy Fisher (817-339-5098).

As always, First Church greatly appreciates your unbounded generosity.

Nancy Fisher

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