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How May I Give?

1. Outright Gifts of Cash:

Your gift of any size is appreciated and will support the work of our church.

2. Gifts of Securities:
Contributing appreciated securities to our church benefits you in two ways, you avoid paying capital gains taxes on the appreciation, as well as receiving the charitable tax deduction.

GIFTING OF STOCK IS A WIN WIN!! Did you know that gifting stock to Mesquite United Methodist Church is like a magic wand that wipes away Capital Gains taxes? We recently transferred some stock to our church to help jump - start our efforts to pay off the mortgage on the parsonage. This is what I learned. It is incredibly easy. Our church now has a brokerage account that can accept stock transfers electronically from another financial institution. It wipes out any Capital Gains taxes you would owe if you sold the stock. Due to a lucrative employee stock option plan, favorable stock market conditions , and wise company leaders , we had little invested in stock that was valued at over $70 per share. Our investment (called the basis) didn’t matter when we transferred the stock to the MUMC brokerage fund. It would have mattered a lot if we had sold the stock and had to pay taxes on the difference between the basis and the selling price. And our charitable giving deduction is based on the value of the stock on the day it was transferred, not on the value of the dollars we originally invested. Jesus tells us in Luke 12:48, “From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, more will be asked.”

3. Life Insurance:
By making a gift of life insurance to our church, you help to secure the future of the church's programs. Donors who irrevocably assign ownership and beneficial interest in a policy may also qualify for a charitable tax deduction.

4. Charitable Bequest:
Each year, many Methodists designate a portion or percentage of their assets in their estate to benefit the local church. Bequests made through wills or living trusts play an important role in securing the future of the churchs programs by building a permanent endowment fund. This is a gift that may not have been possible during your own lifetime, but can be a significant contribution through wills or living trusts. Gifts of property, heirlooms, or investments are often achieved through a bequest also.

5.  Life Income Agreement:
With careful planning, it is possible to turn appreciated assets into a Life Income Agreement for yourself or others, furthering your financial plans and security while making a charitable deduction in your lifetime. There are several types of life income agreements. Our churchs Finance Committee can help you decide which may be the best approach for you.

  • Charitable Gift Annuities
  • Charitable Remainder Trusts
  • Pooled Income Fund


This information was developed to provide you with basic information about Planned Giving to Mesquite United Methodist Church.

Planned Giving provides opportunities for us to express our love for the Lord and keep His Ministries strong and vital for generations to come.

If you are interested in discussing financial gifts to our church, we encourage you to talk to any member of the Finance Committee, the Pastor, or call the church office 702-346-4663.


Finance Committee:

  • Sam Latendresse, Chair
  • Wayne Adams


420 W Pioneer RD
Mesquite NV 89027
Phone: 702-346-4663
For information about our church email us at: Mesquite United Methodist Church