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The United Christian Food Pantry of Braxton County is an interdenominational collaboration of several area churches, including several United Methodist Churches dedicated to alleviating hunger in their community.  Last year it provided food...

Each year since 2006, Congress has allowed an Charitable IRA Rollover directly to a qualified charity. Until now, the rollover provision has only been enacted at the end of each year, so donors have often had to wait until the end of the year to...

The Grants Committee of the United Methodist Foundation of West Virginia Board of Trustees met in December.  The Committee awarded a grant to the Crossroads United Methodist Church in the Little Kanawha district to provide start up funds for...

Planning for Endowment Growth

Once upon a time there was a lovely church set in the mountains of the West Virginia Annual Conference.  Its members were active ministers in the community, serving as Christ’s...

I give, devise, and bequeath the rest, residue and remainder of my estate…

This sentence contains two of the most common “legal triplets”—sets of synonyms that are frequently used in legal documents to express the same meaning as...

Church Causes Donors to Lose IRS Charitable Deduction: 
Are your donors at risk?

The following information is extremely important for churches and donors.  It is important for churches because they can...

 Do you have a Last Will and Testament?  While a surprising number of people find ways to procrastinate concerning this important step in estate planning, there are compelling reasons to get this task completed.  If you do not have a...

There is an old story of a small town suffering from a drought.  The town members planned a prayer meeting to ask God to send rain.  One little boy came to the prayer meeting carrying an umbrella.  Those at the meeting laughed at...