Legacy Society commissions vine art piece

Legacy Society commissions vine art piece

Katie Williams

Thank you! Those are words that the Foundation cannot use enough. Every gift and donor illustrate how the many blessings of God can carry on in perpetuity and be seen everywhere in the Church. From maintaining the buildings and supporting congregational events, worship and music, the impact of the legacy of the Foundation is unending.

“I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in Me ... that bears fruit, He prunes it so that it may bear more fruit.”
– John 15:1-2

In 2004, the Legacy Society was developed by the First Presbyterian Church of Tulsa Board of Trustees. It was a way to bring people together who had dedicated their blessings through bequests to the Church. They are the true foundation that generations to come will build on to continue the incredible history of First Presbyterian Church. Their like-mindedness and vision to share their gifts beyond their lifetimes were the standard the foundation was built on.

“The trustees want to highlight the gifts of all Legacy Society members so that the congregation may also say ‘thank you.’ ”
– Katie Williams

During the last 17 years, more than 140 members have joined the legacy society. Their gifts have helped the foundation give more than $9 million to the Church during that time. Once again, the trustees want to recognize and grow this group. The trustees have commissioned an art piece, a sculpture of a vine, to be installed in the Church. Each leaf will be personalized as each Legacy Society member chooses.

The art piece is also a way to grow the legacy society in the future by adding people’s names who bequest their blessings now and want to see their gifts in action. Over the next year, there will be several gatherings for society members and people who would like to learn more about joining. With many thanks, if this interests you, please call Katie Williams.

To learn more about joining the First Church Foundation Legacy Society, call Katie Williams at 918-292-9063.