Is it time to update your will?
The start of a new year marks a good time to review your will or estate plans, to ensure everything is current and up-to-date. Many significant things can happen in a year. Below are several life changes and other noteworthy reasons to update your will or estate plans.
You give birth to or adopt a child
Your children reach adulthood
You inherit or are given "new" assets
The needs of your beneficiaries change
You give away or sell assets mentioned in
your current will
Significant change in your assets’ value
Purchase or sale of real estate
A named beneficiary dies
Death, relocation, or disability of executor
Death of a spouse
You wish to make a gift to your church or other
United Methodist cause
If you are among the more than 50 percent of Americans that do not have a will, contact the Foundation for your copy of The Christian’s Guide to Planning Your Will & Trust to begin the process. The guide is complimentary and will walk you through the necessary steps to take prior to seeing an attorney.
On March 15, the Oklahoma United Methodist Foundation again will partner with the Oklahoma City Thunder basketball team to bring the OKC Thunder Nothing But Nets Night.
As the Thunder take on the Orlando Magic in the Chesapeake Energy Arena in downtown Oklahoma City, United Methodists will take on the deadly disease malaria.
When game tickets are purchased through the Foundation, a portion of the ticket price will go to Nothing But Nets. Tickets range from $36-$46 and can be purchased by calling Travis at the Foundation, at 405-609-3105.
The game is an opportunity for church youth groups, Sunday school classes, UMMen, UMWomen, and others to have a fun night out and support a worthy cause. The number of available tickets is limited.
Through ticket sales and other contributions, the Foundation has raised more than $30,000 since the first Oklahoma City Thunder Nothing But Nets basketball game, in 2011. With the money raised, Nothing But Nets has provided more than 3,000 life-saving bed nets for children and families in developing countries, so they sleep safe from the bites of disease-carrying mosquitoes that spread malaria.
Nothing but Nets is supported by many organizations, and the project’s charter entities include The United Methodist Church and the NBA. For more information, visit www.nothingbutnets.org.