Memorial and Honor Gifts
Memorial gifts are a special way to acknowledge a friend or a loved one who has passed away. Honor gifts, similarly, are a meaningful way to mark special milestones—births, baptisms, graduations, confirmations, marriages, significant birthdays. Memorial and Honor gifts received at Bethesda-by-the-Sea go directly to mission and ministry.
Unrestricted gifts offer the church the greatest flexibility in meeting the needs of the parish and the community we serve. Occasionally a parishioner wishes to restrict a gift for a specific purpose. The Vestry has adopted policies that govern restricted gifts. Specifically, restricted gifts for purposes that would not otherwise be budgeted cannot be more than one third the amount of the giver’s unrestricted gift.