Did you know that when a member or a friend of Carmel dies their family can suggest Carmel as the recipient of a donation in memory of that person? Memorial gifts, often given at the time of a person’s death and sometimes instead of flowers, are a way to say that the person was important and will be missed.
Memorial funds are different than money that is bequeathed because they are generally undesignated. But the family can also designate how the funds should be used. When you are at church you can look around to see the various ways memorial funds are used such as our sound system, microphones, hymnals, piano, tribute plaques. The funds also support mission projects and the college revolving fund.
These funds are deposited into an interest bearing account which is monitored and controlled by Session.
Giving to Carmel through memorial funds promotes greater ownership of the ministry and mission of your church.