Forever Giving

A legacy to change the world

Generosity is a way of life that recognizes that everything we have is God’s and we are simply managing those resources here on earth.

An estate gift can support Clarkston United Methodist Church for decades to come and will continue to impact the lives of those served by our church.

The Clarkston United Methodist Church Permanent Endowment provides our congregation with a perpetual source of income in support of the church’s ministries and missions, as well as providing our membership a vehicle through which to make legacy gifts to the church.

Gifts to the fund, which we call Forever Gifts, are invested, not spent. Earnings from these investments complement and support the basic and future needs of the church and its ongoing initiatives, according to established criteria. For example:

  • Establishment of new ministries, including planning new churches and new church ministries
  • Scholarships to develop future pastors and leaders from within the CUMC family
  • Major upgrades and emergency needs of permanent facilities on campus

The Permanent Endowment Fund of Clarkston United Methodist Church will provide our congregation with a perpetual source of income in support of the church's ministries and missions.

Steps to Forever Giving


Consider prayerfully what legacy you would like to leave behind. To help you discern, meet with one of our pastors, discuss your faith legacy, and learn features of the Permanent Endowment Forever Gift.


Explore which option might be best for you to make your Forever Gift.

  • Charitable Bequest
  • Charitable Gift Annuity
  • Charitable IRA Rollover
  • Charitable Lead Trust
  • Bank or Investment Account
  • Cash
  • Charitable Remainder Trust
  • Gifts of Life Insurance
  • Gifts of Retirement Assets
  • Gifts of Securities
  • Real Estate


Your financial picture is unique, and so is your Forever Gift. Consult with your financial advisor to ensure your gift fits into your financial plan. In many cases, your advisor will help you write the planned gift into your plans.


Let your family and friends know so they may follow in your legacy of giving. Let Clarkston United Methodist Church know so that we may thank you properly and ensure your future intentions are honored.