How to make a gift without missing a thing

Often when we make a gift to a friend, relative, or our church, we have to give something up.  When we shop, we must pay for our purchase.  When we take someone to eat, we must pay the bill.  Did you know you can make a big difference for the ministry of our church and for yourself, and not give anything away – at least not anything you would miss?  You can include a gift in your will to benefit our church or your favorite ministry with a few simple words. The effect can be tremendous.

Everyone should have a will.  Those with a will should update it regularly.  If you don’t have a will, make an appointment with your attorney to draft one.  If you have one, call your attorney and ask if it needs updating. Drafting or revising an estate plan is surprisingly simple and almost everyone who does is glad they did.

Perhaps the best part of including a gift in your will is that you can live every day knowing you have secured a legacy that matches your life’s goals.  You will be remembered for the good you did and for the impact you made on the future.

To learn more about how to include the church in your will or estate plan, contact the Oklahoma United Methodist Foundation at 800-259-6863, or visit them on the web at