As each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of God’s varied grace.
—1 Peter 4:10
Stewardship is a way of life, a life of accountability and responsibility acknowledging God as Creator and Giver of all. Stewardship is based on the spiritual principles of the Old Testament and the teachings of Jesus. Stewardship is not just a program or a method of fundraising, it is a way of thanking God for all His blessings by returning a portion of the time, talent, and treasure we have each received and acknowledges that from God we draw our being,
Ways You Can Give
Visit our online giving page to set up a simple, automatic one-time or recurring financial donations from your checking or savings account. You can also download our giving application on your phone and entering our organizational ID # 1469. Click the annual giving card button to download a form for automatic withdrawal options. Please contact Graham Honeycutt at 615-550-5131 or email@example.com with questions and ways to give.
There are many benefits if you leave a bequest to Saint Matthew Church:
- It doesn’t cost you anything today
- A bequest is free of federal and estate tax.
- You can leave a legacy through a bequest.
A bequest is a written statement in a donor’s will directing that specific assets, or a percentage of the estate, will be transferred to charity at the donor’s death. Giving through your will is the most popular way to make an estate gift and one of the most significant ways donors can benefit Saint Matthew Church. Through a provision in your written and executed will, you can make a gift in the form of cash, securities, real estate, or personal property.
Consider this sample language:
I add the following paragraph to Article ___________ of my Last Will:
(a) I give the following to Saint Matthew Catholic Church Franklin, Tennessee an unincorporated religious association. • The sum of $__________________ [amount] AND/OR • _________% [percent] of the residue of my estate AND/OR • The following described property: [description]
Retirement Plans and IRAs
This gifting opportunity merely involves obtaining a beneficiary designation form from the retirement plan administrator of a 401(k), 403(b) or traditional IRA and naming Saint Matthew Church as the entire or partial beneficiary of the retirement plan assets upon the owner’s death.
Donors may give an existing policy, either fully paid or partially paid, or a new policy. Similar to a retirement plan designation, the proposed gift to Saint Matthew Church is accomplished by naming Saint Matthew Church as a beneficiary of the policy on the beneficiary designation form. Upon the donor’s death, Saint Matthew Church will receive all, or a portion of, the proceeds from the policy.
If you would like more information on how to make a Bequest or help in Planned Giving, please contact our Business Manager, Vince Winterland at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The church and school are able to accept donations of stock. For information on making stock donations, please contact Vince Winterland, 615-550-5113 or email@example.com.
If you are interested in any of these memorials, please contact Graham Honeycutt, Director of Communications and Stewardship, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 615-550-5131.
Path of Remembrance Pavers
Bricks that are inscribed along our Path of Remembrance in the grotto. Inscriptions are up to 3 lines with 14 characters each (including spaces). Donation Amount: $75
Testament of Trees
Trees that are planted throughout the campus to add to the long-term beauty of the campus in memory of a friend or loved one. Donation Amount: $500 (includes purchase and planting of the tree and a memorial plaque)
Flowers that adorn the altar in the church during weekend Masses. Donation Amount: $250 (includes a bulletin notice)
Poinsettias at Christmas that adorn our church at our Christmas Day Mass. Donation Amount: variable
Lilies at Easter that adorn our church at our Easter Day Mass. Donation Amount: variable
Commemoration of the Faithful Departed
Flowers for our Commemoration of the Faithful Departed Mass. Donation Amount: variable
Annual Special Collections
|• Solemnity of Mary||• Black/Indian Missions||• Catholic Relief Services||• Parish Charity|
|• Parish Charity||• Ash Wednesday/||• Good Friday/Holy Land||• Catholic Home Missions|
|• Latin America||Eastern Europe||• Easter|
|• Ascension||• Solidarity/Africa||• Parish Charity||• Assumption|
|• Catholic Communications||• Peter’s Pence||• Habitat|
|• Parish Charity|
|• Catholic University||• Mission Sunday||• All Saints||• Immaculate Conception|
|• Parish Charity||• Parish Charity||• All Souls||• Religious Retirement|
|• Seminarians||• Military Services||• Christmas|
|• Campaign for Human|
|• Capital Needs|
|• Haiti Mission|