• Our Legacy Ministry •

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Our investment fund ministry allows special legacy gifts to be used beyond our normal budget to enhance and initiate new ministries. The Endowment Ministry is dedicated to “expanding Immanuel” that goes above and beyond the church’s annual ministry budget. The most common ways to make an Endowment gift include:
• One-time Gifts (Cash, Insurance Policies, Property, Investments)
• Recurring Gifts
• Jeremiah Tree Gifts
• Legacy Gifts (through wills and trusts such as gift annuities and charitable remainder trusts)

We encourage you to check out our “Endowment Opportunities” booklet. CLICK HERE TO READ Booklets are also available in our church office.

If you feel compelled to include Immanuel Lutheran Church and School in your will, trust, estate plan or names as a beneficiary, please consider filling out an application to become a Legacy Partner Member. A printable application is available by CLICKING HERE

Also, hear testimony and more information from this short video on Legacy Giving here at Immanuel.

Jeremiah Tree Logo

Another way to invest in Immanuel’s long-term ministry is by sponsoring a leaf on our Jeremiah Tree (displayed in the church hallway). Investing in a leaf is $2,500 which can be given as a one-time gift or provide funding for a leaf over the course of a year. Groups and families can also fund a leaf together. Your gift can be anonymous. By Sponsoring a leaf on the Jeremiah Tree, your gift will fund:
• Outreach Projects
• School Scholarships
• Mission Trips
• Human Care
• Capital Improvements
• Immanuel’s Future

If you are interested in sponsoring a leaf you may CLICK HERE

Ray Pagels
If you have questions or need more guidance on any of these options, contact our Christian Gift Planning Counselor, Ray Pagels. Ray works with our congregation to help Immanuel encourage the generosity and the goodwill that God has given to His people so that our congregation can flourish. Ray is well trained by the LCMS Foundation to assist you with expert, confidential advice to make sure your financial desires are met. More information can be found in the church office. Contact Ray at:
847-226-2262 (cell)
224-387-3857 (office)