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Nana’s Grand Piano
Nana sat at home one Sunday morning skillfully playing her cherished grand piano.
“Where have my career years gone?” she mused, but the screen door banged before
she could answer her own question. Her son and teenage grandson had come to
help her pack.
“What will you do with your piano, Nana?” asked her grandson, Cody. Nana
shook her head sadly. Downsizing to fit a senior’s apartment called for many hard
decisions. “I know,” suggested her son, Roy. “Our church board just voted to accept a
piano for the primary room in our new church building. So I’ve been thinking
there’s plenty of space on the new sanctuary platform for an organ and your grand
piano.” “And bonus, Nana,” interrupted Cody, “you’d still be playing it Sabbath morning
and lots of other times, too.”
“I even know what to do,” said Roy. “It’s called a Gift in Kind donation. 1
First, we ask the church board to accept the gift; second, we get a professional
written appraisal of the piano’s value; and then, if all goes well, the church issues
an official charitable receipt for the piano’s appraised value, and the church owns
a grand piano to use for many years to come.”
“That was fast!” exclaimed Nana, her head spinning, “but I think I like it.
We’ll talk soon. In the meantime,” Nana smiled, “Let’s get packing!” n
1 Gifts in Kind (non-cash gifts) are gifts of property of various types. A gift of service (voluntarily using your
skills) does not qualify. For more information, contact Canada Revenue Agency or your conference Trust
Services & Planned Giving director.
A fire is coming that will destroy your home.
You have one hour to gather together whatever
you like. What would you take with you?
Becky AT THE NORTHWINDS CALGARY, PONOKA, AND
WARBURG CHURCHES IN ALBERTA , AND THE
ENDERBY CHURCH IN BRITISH COLUMBIA.
Sarah Wallace: My pets, violin, purse (with ID cards and passport), photo albums, laptop, study
Bible, old books (ones out of print or expensive), my writing (stories, poems), clothes and
Salena Dubyna: My pet, passport, most of my clothes, coat, books, photos, blankets,
flashlight, winter boots and matches.
Kristine Geddes: My pets, purse, important documents (passport and ID cards),
laptop, study Bible, clothes, books, camera, cell phone and mp3 player/iPod.
Emily Magdapmze: My clothes, money, food, first aid kit, Bible, hymnal songbook,
car keys and my cell phone.
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