Tools & Resources
In our effort to equip churches and organizations in the Diocese of Pennsylvania to face any challenges which may arise, we often share tools and resources that we find helpful -- including these below:
“I am the resurrection and the life, he that believeth in
me, though he were dead, yet shall he live; and
whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall not die.”
Your estate and end-of-life plans should reflect your values.
Planning for the future is essential if you want control of what happens to your family and loved ones after you're gone. Appointing guardians for your children and dependents, appointing executors and trustees, and determining how you would like your earthly possessions distributed will afford peace of mind and relieve your loved ones from having to burden those decisions.
Beginning the process of planning for your end-of-life can be daunting, but we are here to help; See our easy and printable End-of-Life Planning Booklet, and start ensuring the future of your estate today.
Establishing a Medical Directive
As with our family, we care deeply for our church and diocesan family and want to ensure that both will continue to flourish and grow long after we are gone.
Planned giving provides a way for us to do just that. The term planned giving encompasses various ways that financial gifts can be given from existing resources as part of an individual or family's financial or estate planning. Planned giving programs offer the ability for a donor to provide for family members while at the same time remembering their church and diocesan family after they are gone. It is a statement of belief and demonstrates a commitment that stretches beyond our lifetime to benefit future generations.
Gifts of Stock
Many people have discovered that their charitable giving can be enhanced by making gifts of stock. The process is easy, and offers benefits to both the donor and the recipient.
Learn more about Gifts of Stock.
The Church Foundation offers free notary services to any Episcopal parish or organization in the Diocese of Pennsylvania, whether you have an account with us or not. Call us at 215-621-8310 or Email us for more information.
Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania
Online Giving and Faith-Based Response to COVID-19
The Church Insurance Companies
The Church Insurance Companies (CIC) provides churches, dioceses, and institutions with multiple coverages for protecting people and property throughout the Episcopal Church. CIC has developed a property & casualty and liability and master policy insurance program for the parishes and other entities in the Diocese of Pennsylvania.