The Roswell United Methodist Church Foundation Honors Christian Legacies Through The 1836 Registry

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On September 28, 2014, Bevin Newton, former executive director of The Roswell United Methodist Church Foundation, Inc., introduced The 1836 Registry during the 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. worship services at Roswell United Methodist Church.

“We celebrate alongside the RUMC family for establishing a planned giving initiative, which led to the creation of The 1836 Registry,” said Rev. Charles (Chuck) W. Savage II, retired president/CEO of the Georgia United Methodist Foundation.

“The 1836 Registry was named for the year our church forefathers established a Methodist church in Roswell. It recognizes and honors those who have chosen to make a legacy gift to RUMC through The RUMC Foundation,” Bevin said. “Legacy gifts make a difference in perpetuity to the life and work of RUMC because they establish new endowments or contribute to the growth of existing endowments.”

An endowment is a permanent fund bestowed upon an individual or institution to be used for a specific purpose. All legacy gifts to The RUMC Foundation offer tax advantages. A bequest is the most common form of legacy gift. It can be easily established with a simple codicil to a will, or with an amendment to a trust. Other legacy gift options include:

  • Gifting stocks, bonds, or other securities
  • Naming the church as a beneficiary of a retirement asset or life insurance policy
  • Donating inherited assets or real estate
  • Establishing a charitable gift annuity
  • Creating charitable remainder or lead trusts​

"The 1836 Registry participants will create a Christian legacy that will benefit our church's work in this world in perpetuity. Each person decides which of their ministry passions to fund and/or how they would like to honor the memory or life of a loved one,” Bevin said. “We will also provide each participant with a Registry pin that will serve as an outward and visible sign of their Christian stewardship.”

If you are interested in establishing a planned giving initiative or a registry that honors legacy giving, please contact the GUMF today at 770-449-6726, 877-220-5664 or