Memorial Fund

United Methodist Church of Smethport – Memorial Fund

The purpose of the Memorial Fund is to provide individuals the opportunity to memorialize a loved one through contributions to The United Methodist Church of Smethport.

All gifts are used in a manner that will enhance our Church’s ministry or can be used per specific request of the donor.

All memorial gifts are deposited and maintained as a separate, single, interest-accruing account.

The Memorial Fund Treasurer is responsible for administering the Memorial Fund; including issuing checks, reporting receipts, expenditures, and balance of the Memorial Fund to the Church Council and Audit Committee annually.

A card is sent to the family of the deceased notifying them of the gift.  The card will not give the amount of the gift, but will let them know a gift has been made in memory of their loved one.

All persons who contribute gifts, and the person in whose memory the gift(s) have been given, are recorded in The United Methodist Church of Smethport’s Memorial Fund records book.

Please make your check payable to: The UMC of Smethport – Memorial Fund and give it to the Church Secretary.

Please include the following information with your check:

  • The name of the deceased
  • The name and address of the family you want notified of your gift
  • The donor’s name(s), (your name, such as Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Smith or Tom & Nancy Smith, etc.), and your address