Atonement Endowment Fund
Leaving a Legacy for the Future
Mission and Ministry Now
On-going giving to the Lutheran Church of the Atonement has and continues to allow us to:
Gather in Worship
Minister through Word and Sacrament
Teach Young and Old
Visit the Sick and Shut-in
Comfort the Dying
Assist Those in Need
Mission and Ministry in the Future
The Atonement Endowment Fund looks forward by setting aside funds to enhance God’s mission for our church in the future. Gifts and bequests to the Fund are invested and grow over time to have a sizable pool of money from which a portion can be withdrawn to support the specific purposes of the Fund in these vital areas:
Parish Nursing and Wellness
Worship and Music
August Mission of the Month
is the Endowment Fund
The August Mission of the Month is different from our other monthly missions because your giving is not put to work right away. Instead, just as seeds are planted to grow into something useful in the future, funds designated for the Atonement Endowment Fund are invested to grow over time to support mission and ministry at Atonement in the future.
You can contribute to the Endowment Fund through your estate and through immediate gifts, including participation in the August Mission of the Month. Before you seal your offering envelope, add the additional amount you want to give to the Endowment Fund. On the front indicate how much of your total giving is for “One Fund” and under “Other” write “Endowment” and the amount.
God's Chosen Pool
As they have for the past seven years, Atonement’s Men’s Club is providing incentives to anyone who makes a gift to the Endowment Fund from August 2 through September 4. Men’s Club will match donations through a graduated formula up to $100. After your donation is posted, Steve Rosenfeld will contact you to thank you for your contribution, discuss the matching fund program, and give you information about optional entry into a fun football pool “God’s Chosen Pool.” A donation of $25 or more entitles you to a Men’s Club BBQ certificate.
The Endowment Fund was established many years ago but mainly remained dormant until 2012, when a committee reviewed and revived the Fund. Details of the Fund are available here.
Annual disbursements from the Fund have supported the following:
Lutheran Summer Music Program
Continuing Education Conference for a Pastor
Parish Nurse Program
As the Fund grows, larger disbursements will be possible.
2022 Month End
Because the Fund assets are invested for long-term growth, the balance is expected to fluctuate as financial markets go up and down.