Why Plan Your Will?
Many people avoid making a will because they feel they are
Too busy, too healthy, or too young to worry about writing their will. Others think making a will is complicated or costly.
Clergy on the front lines caring for families where a will has not been written know the pain and family turmoil and on-going family estrangement that can be fostered when there is no will.
A will saves your loved ones from suffering and shows them you really care.
For the Christian, a will is personally very satisfying to write.
A will is a statement of who you are and what you value most in life. A will gives you the opportunity to summarize what has been in important to you in life. It is the exclamation point to the meaning you bring to life and a statement of faith.
A will is a gift to yourself. It brings peace of mind and meaning to life.
When You Make Your Will...
We all want to make a difference.
A charitable bequest to your favourite charity or charities will put your assets at work transforming lives.
While the church encourages the writing of a will for pastoral reasons mentioned earlier in this pamphlet, the church has many ministries that will benefit from your generosity.
A BEQUEST TO THE CHURCH IS THEOLOGICALLY SOUND
It's all about building God's reign. The theology behind making a gift to your church is sound and simple. By virtue of our baptism, Christians are called to be co-creators with God of a better world in the here and now and to future generations.
There is so much to be done.
The church's ministries exist to bring about healing,
to promote justice, to speak out and act against oppression and poverty,
bring comfort to the sick and hope to those who have yet to hear the
Good News that we find in Jesus Christ.
So Many Ministries Need Your Support...
Anglicans in Niagara have many options when making gifts to the church. Those include:
So Many Ways to Give...
Many people assume the only way to make a planned
gift to the church is a cash gift left in the will. There are many other
vehicles for giving that may be more appropriate for your personal situation.
Gifts of life insurance, gift annuities, residual interest in property,
and securities may be more appropriate for you. We can help you explore
Charitable Gifts Save Taxes
There may be significant taxes payable by your estate at death. For example capital gains on cottages, rental property, shares, mutual funds and RRSP/RRIF balances are taxable income. These taxes can be reduced or even eliminated by a gift or bequest in your will to the ministries of the Anglican Church. The tax receipt for the bequest can be claimed by your estate against up to 100% of income on your final two tax returns.
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