Leave a Legacy of Faith
How is the fund administered?
The fund is administered by committee of five members. All members are elected by the congregation. The committee is responsible for investing the fund principle and recommends grants for approval by the church counci
How can I participate?
Gifts to the Elk River Lutheran Church Mission Endowment Fund are welcome to come in any size. The ongoing legacy of the Endowment Fund is especially appropriate for memorials, bequests and gratitude giving. All gifts are charitable contributions and may have tax implications.
How is the income used?
Elk River Luther Church Mission Statement:
“Trust in God’s grace,
an accepting, joyful community, serving God and neighbor!”
Mission Endowment Fund Mission Statement:
“To support the ministries of Elk River Lutheran’s Church that reflect love for family, neighbor and God’s work locally, nationally and worldwide.”
We will use each year the growth from capital gains, interest, dividends and designated cash to support the ministries of Elk River Lutheran Church through:
· Elk River Lutheran Church ELCA
· Minneapolis Area Synod
· The ELCA, such as world hunger, disaster response, missionary sponsorship, seminary scholarships, support of new congregations, etc
· Specialized Ministries, such as Lutheran Social Service, partnership with other congregations, CAER, inner city ministries, Teen Challenge, etc.
The distribution need not be given to each of the above every year, but on the basis of greatest need.
For more information*, contact a member of the Endowment Committee:
· Kerry Livingston, Chair
· Adam Horner, Treasurer
· Steve Boese
· Debbie Pouliot
· Brad Tesdahl
*Consult your attorney or accountant for specific legal or tax advice.