To Joyce Pultz, Messiah Church was her home and her family. The friendships she cultivated here meant the world to her. Whether it was Circle meetings, newsletter collating, Young@Hearts activities, or serving funeral lunches, Joyce loved to participate and volunteer at Messiah.
Because Joyce was on a fixed income, and couldn’t give as much money as she wished, her philosophy was to give her time. She volunteered in the church office two Thursdays a month and was always willing to help with funeral lunches. This is when she became acutely aware of the condition of the kitchen.
For the United Methodist Women, serving lunch and comfort during a funeral from the Messiah kitchen was tough. Space was tight and in the summer it was very hot. That is how her desire to fund the kitchen renovation came to be. Now she can pay it forward for those who will continue the tradition of serving others.
She dedicated half of her estate toward the kitchen renovation at Messiah. She knew her money would make a difference in the place she loved to serve, with the people she loved to serve with.
Consider making Messiah Church part of your estate planning — a legacy that will continue to grow and keep on giving.