First Lutheran Church
First Lutheran Church

Endowment Fund

An Endowment Fund is an investment fund established to make consistent withdrawals from investments.  The earned interest in endowment funds is used to support the church's Christian outreach.


While there are many opportunities to fulfill the mission of First Lutheran Church, some opportunities call for monies not available from regular church giving.  The First Lutheran Church Endowment Fund allows the church to enhance the mission outreach and ministry of the congregation.


The tradition of charitable giving is as old as Lutheranism itself.  During the Reformation, Martin Luther called upon people to establish a "common chest" from which food, clothing, and other necessities could be distributed to people in need.


Gift options:  Bequests and Memorials, Cash, Life Insurance, Securities, Retirement Benefits, and/or Real Estate.


Need more details on how the endowment works?  Download the First Lutheran Church Endowment FAQ.  Or contact, Laurie Rootes-Olson, the Financial Administrator of First Lutheran Church, 218-444-5302.


Ready to make a gift?  Download a gift form now.


Do you know of a worthy cause to receive a grant from First Lutheran's Endowment Fund, download an application?


"Guard the good treasure entrusted to you, with the help

of the Holy Spirit living in us."

2 Timothy 1:14



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Our Address

900 Bemidji Ave N.

Bemidji, MN 56601


Tel:   218-444-5302

Fax:  218-444-5306


Our Office Hours

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08:30 am - 04:30 pm

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