Giving to Epworth

Epworth's ministry is supported through donations and gifts from the "Friends of Epworth," supportive foundations and the community of guests coming to Epworth for a time apart.

The vast, ongoing renovation and annual "Urgent Needs" improvement projects occurring across our campus are accomplished by the gifts from our faithful friends. Epworth is striving to grow a $15 million Endowment Trust Fund to ensure this special place is available for the generations to come.

If you would like to help Epworth's great ministry continue its dedication to making disciples for Jesus Christ, please consider becoming a partner in ministry. Every gift, whether large or small, is greatly appreciated and tax-deductible. You will receive a tax letter at the end of the year.

Your gift will be applied as most needed for improvements, operations and related programs or to build up the endowment funds that support the operation of Epworth By The Sea. Any specific donor restrictions will be fully honored.

There are many convenient ways for you to contribute:

Your gift may be made in honor or memory of a loved one or friend. You may be able to double your gift if your company has a matching gift program. All donations are gratefully accepted and you will receive an acknowledgement of your gift. Rev. Wayne Racz would appreciate the opportunity to confidentially discuss these ideas with you. The Advance Mission Special for Epworth By The Sea is #6639.

For further information contact:
Rev. Wayne Racz
P.O. Box 20407
St. Simons Island, Georgia 31522
912.638.8688 (phone)
912.634.0642 (fax)

Outright Gifts:

  • Cash - Mail to:
    Epworth By The Sea
    P.O. Box 20407
    St. Simons Island, GA 31522
  • Online Giving:
    Credit Card (MasterCard, Discover or Visa)
    Virtual Checks (Personal or Business)
  • Appreciated Stock
  • Real Property

Life Income Gifts:

  • Charitable Trusts
  • Charitable Gift Annuities

Testamentary Gifts:

  • Leave Epworth in your will
  • Revocable Living Trust/li>
  • Life Insurance Beneficiary - put your life insurance to good use.

Giving and Naming Opportunities:

The D. Abbott Turner Donor Tree - Located in the Walker Lobby, the Turner Donor Tree provides a unique way to honor or remember a loved one or friend while contributing to the operation and maintenance costs of the D. Abbott Turner Lodge.

  • An engraved brass leaf: $1,000 to $5,000
  • An engraved stone: $5,000 or more

The Booth Gate Property Purchase - Providing a Safe Sanctuary... from the river to the road! The Epworth Board of Trustees acquired 13 acres of property north and south of the Booth Gate. The Sea Island Company gifted a portion of the property and Epworth purchased the remainder for $6 million.

"Join The Square Foot Club"

The Epworth Board of Trustees invites you to join the new "Square Foot Club" in support of their recent acquisition of 13 acres adjoining the Epworth perimeter. For a gift of $10 a square foot, you will have a major part in ensuring Epworth's beautiful grounds and serene atmosphere will not be invaded by the development of condominiums and businesses.

Should every professing member of the South Georgia Annual Conference join the club with a purchase of four square feet for $40, the property would be paid in full!

Endowment - The Epworth Endowment Trust Fund will provide a permanent source of income that will only be used for the mission and ministry of Epworth By The Sea. Gifts presented by the Friends of Epworth will extend their stewardship beyond their lifetime! The principal remains intact while providing income to Epworth By The Sea.

To ensure Epworth's mission across the ages, we must provide an Endowment Trust Fund for:

  • Ministry to clergy and laity
    • - Scholarships for children
    • - Renewal for youth and adults
  • Maintenance of facilities
    • - Adequate buildings to fulfill mission
  • New buildings to accommodate growing demands
    • - Meet spiritual needs of a changing society

Bishop Arthur J. Moore

"The only way to pay our debt to the past is to put the future in debt to us."

Bishop Arthur J. Moore

Founder of Epworth By The Sea

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