Welcome

We warmly welcome you to worship, learn, and serve with us!

Our Phone Number: 480 838 7309

 

 

Sunday Schedule

9:00 a.m. Traditional Worship

 

Our Location

2540 West Baseline Road, Mesa, Arizona 85202

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Endowment Program

The St. Matthew Endowment Committee has worked closely with the Desert Southwest United Methodist Foundation to establish the St. Matthew Endowment Fund. Presently, funds contributed to St. Matthew as an endowment are being invested with the Desert Southwest United Methodist Foundation. If you are interested in more information about the Foundation, please visit their website at www.dsumf.org.

St. Matthew is currently enabled to accept the following types of gifts to St. Matthew’s Endowment Fund:

Direct Gift: Life insurance, funds, stock, or real estate that are given to the church at any time (cash, stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and real estate).

“I Can Give” Gift:  A bequest of a future gift.
1. How it works:  Members can provide now for a future gift of cash, stock or real estate to the church by including a bequest provision in their wills or revocable trusts.

2. Benefits:  The member’s assets remain in their control during their lifetime and they can modify the bequest as circumstances change. There is no upper limit on the estate tax deductions that can be taken for charitable bequests.  The member has immediate satisfaction by knowing that their bequest will support the church.

“Charitable Annuity” Gift:
1. How it works:  Members transfer cash or securities to the church’s Endowment Fund. Members receive back fixed income (interest generated from the principal) for the rest of their lives. Upon the end of the contract, the principal is given to the church.

2. Benefits: The member receives an immediate income tax reduction for a portion of the gift and the member receives fixed income for the duration of the contract. The member has immediate satisfaction by knowing that their bequest will support the church.

“Deferred Charitable Annuity” Gift:
1. How it works: Same as the Charitable Annuity gift, except that the member may defer the start date of the fixed income payments to a future date.

2. Benefits: The member receives an immediate income tax reduction for a portion of the gift and the member receive(s) fixed income when they need it (upon retirement). The member has immediate satisfaction by knowing that their bequest will support the church.

“Retained Life Estates” Gift:
1. How it works:  Member transfers title of their residence, farm or vacation home to the church. They continue living in the property for the life of the contract retaining responsibility for paying mortgage, taxes and upkeep.

2. Benefits:  The member receives an immediate income tax reduction for a portion of the gift. The member can terminate the contract at any time or give the property immediately to the church to receive the balance of the income tax
reduction. Again, there is an immediate satisfaction by knowing that their bequest will support the church.

For more information or clarification, please contact the St. Matthew UMC office at (480) 838-7309.

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