Planned Giving

In November of 2022, the synod held a series of six meetings (five at locations across the synod and one online), where Bishop Larry invited lay and rostered members to meet with him for dinner.  At each meeting, Bishop Larry brought greetings form the synod, gave an update on what is happening in the synod, and presented a vision for the future of the synod.  Along with the Bishop’s presentation, several videos and a powerpoint were shared by Kathryn Smith, a representative from ELFEC (a Lutheran foundation which was established in the Eastern Synod) illustrating models of Planned Giving.

A recorded version of the presentations is available for viewing here.

May 7, 2024

Hosanna, Edmonton has a planned giving program which might interest you. Details can be found by watching the video or browsing the information provided by Charitus, one of their ministry partners.
Watch the video from last summer’s planned giving presentation (including Kathryn Smith from ELFEC (now Charitus), Pastor James Hendricksen and John Campbell).

Feel free to share the information with congregations who might be looking for a place to start with planned giving.

Here is the link:


January 11, 2024 – Planned Giving online Event – Watch all or individual presentations from this event

Synod’s Vision and Planned Giving – the entire event
Bishop Larry’s Vision
Charitus – Kathryn Smith January 2024
Paul Ellison (ABT treasurer)
Planned Giving – Beth and Dick Olver


April 10, 2024  – Click links below to access up-to-date information provided by Charitus.