testimonies

Testimonies of Legacy Fund members

Gary and Dawneen Blakeslee

Gary and Dawneen BlakesleeWe feel our church and all those who assist in providing services and programs for so many is extremely important now and in the future. We realize that we would not be blessed with what the church has today without those who have come before us and given the church their generous financial gifts. Those gifts came for all of us to enjoy in the form of donations not only while they were attending church, but in legacy ways after they died.

Melinda Sander

Melinda Sander photoLike many other long time members, I realized while getting my legal affairs updated, that god has been very generous and my family has been richly blessed. There has never been doubt in my mind that a portion of our wealth needs to go back to God's Kingdom when I am gone. My beliefs can be carried on after my death for those who come after me. This is the legacy I hope to leave; my financial gift will allow others to also benefit from the grace of our Lord God as I have. 

Melinda Sander

Hal Rumsey

Hal Rumsey photoAs a lifelong Methodist, I have always been aware of the importance of tithing, not only for the good of god's church, but also for my own personal spiritual growth. Through the years as I matured in the faith, I began to consider also (one might say it was almost an epiphany) the accumulation of assets God has blessed me with above and beyond my daily needs. I asked myself, "didn't these blessings come from God also?" so it was that when our great church established a meaningful endowment funds, I didn't hesitate to extend my "tithe" from my assets also for the furtherance of God's kingdom. To my mind, it just makes good common sense.

In his service,

Hal Rumsey

Bob and Jennifer Edwards

Bob and Jennifer Edwards photoAbout nine years ago on our wedding anniversary we discussed the fact that we did not have a formal Last Will and Testament. We decided to meet with an attorney and have one drawn up. In that document we decided to include the Cathedral of the Rockies as a beneficiary in our estate. This decision seemed perfectly natural for us and as good as we felt it about then we feel even better about it now.

Gary and Ginny Gribben

Gary and Ginny Gribben photoWhen Ginny and I recently updated our will and living trust documents we were advised that the easiest and most flexible manner to make a legacy gift to the Church was to name The Legacy Society as a beneficiary in our 401K and IRA plans... no codicil required and easily modified at any time.

Gary and Ginny Gribben

Don and Iris Hendrickson

Photo of Don and Iris HendricksonBoth of us grew up as Methodists and have been long-time members of the Cathedral of the Rockies. We cherish and enjoy the community of faith at the Cathedral, and want to see the congregation grow and prosper so others can participate in the many services and opportunities that help on our life?s journey.

Judy and Herb Patriarche

Photo of Judy and Herb PatriarcheWe decided to join the Legacy Society at First United Methodist Church to help provide for the future. Over the years, our family has benefited many times over by the sacrifices and investments made by those who came before us. It seems only fitting for us to use some of the gifts that have been bestowed on us, so that generations that follow will also benefit.

Judy and Herb Patriarche

Ray and Betty Funk

Photo of Ray and Betty FunkWe have committed to the Wills and Legacy to insure funds for the future of Cathedral of the Rockies. These funds can be designated to a certain ministry or for general use. The person donating can donate cash, stocks, bonds, property which would be invested and the income generated from this investment will be used. Or the contributor can request that the funds be used in full upon receipt.

Todd and Dedra Swanstrom

The Swanstrom familyDedra and I undoubtedly share with others of the Society several reasons for participating. Here are two reasons that are at the top of my list: number one is of course the spiritual aspect where we are giving back a pittance to God in gratitude of the infinite love and care shown while on this Earth. This is no small or trivial reason.

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