Year-End is A Time for Giving
Stokesdale UMC has had a great year with an increase in worship attendance and in giving compared to 2022. We would like to keep the momentum going by giving you suggestions on giving at the end of the year. We suggest giving to the General Fund or Land Fund.
Here are some ways you can give to the church:
CASH GIFTS: are a convenient and popular way to show your faithful support for the church or other ministries. If you itemize, make certain your check is dated 2023 and received or postmarked no later than December 31, 2023, to receive a deduction this year. Click "Make An Online Gift Now" button on top of this screen.
GIVING APPRECIATED PROPERTY: If you have an IRA or investments that have increased in value (stocks, bonds, real estate, or mutual funds), you can donate them to take a charitable income tax deduction and avoid declaring the capital gain of the assets as income.
GIVING & RETAINING INCOME FOR LIFE: A charitable gift annuity or charitable remainder trust enables you to receive flexible or guaranteed income. Plus, there are significant tax advantages. Call A.J. at The United Methodist Foundation of Western NC for more information at 888-450-1956 ext. 1509.
GIVING UNNEEDED LIFE INSURANCE: Consider giving an unneeded policy to the church or a charity and receive a charitable income tax deduction for the lesser of your cost basis or the replacement value.
MEMORIAL GIFTS: As you think of those special persons who have touched your life, you may want to do something “just right” to demonstrate that they are remembered. A memorial tribute can be a satisfying way to salute those whose memories continue to enrich our lives.
WISE TAX PLANNING: Making extra gifts or accelerating future gifts into the 2023 tax year can enable an itemized income tax deduction. An extra year-end gift may add just enough to allow you to take advantage of your full itemized deduction. Many tax-wise donors accelerate contributions for the coming year to enable itemization at least every other year.
EXPRESSING YOUR FAITH: Year-end is also the Christmas season. For many Christians this is an occasion to give in gratitude for God’s greatest gift to us, Jesus Christ. In all our giving, let us never forget these familiar words, “For God so loved the world that he gave his only son...” Why not make a special effort to honor Him in your giving this Christmas season - perhaps the most important gift you give? May God bless you as you make this expression of your faith.
For more information contact the church office at 336-643-4850 or
Rev. A.J. Thomas at United Methodist Foundation of Western NC at 888-450-1956 ext. 1509.
You can go to www.stokesdaleumc.org/give for additional information.