Benevolent Fund & Christmas Memorials

Christmas Memorials

Thank you to everyone who donated to the Benevolent Fund and/or purchased a virtual poinsettia in memory of a loved one.  Online orders are closed. Please contact the office if you have any questions.

Anyone has the opportunity to make a special Memorial Gift to Walton at Christmas time.

There are two ways you can do that this year —
– you can make a monetary donation or
– you can donate a virtual poinsettia in loving memory of a loved one. The cost for a virtual poinsettia is a minimum donation of $10.00.

All donations go to the Walton Benevolent Fund.

Please donate online (at the bottom of this page) or contact the church office at to make your donation either Christmas Memorial Fund or Virtual Poinsettias.

The deadline for donations Wednesday, December 16th. These memorial gifts will be made into a list and will be emailed out to all those who donated by early in the New Year. They will be dedicated in the Virtual Service on Sunday, December 20th.

Benevolent Fund

What is the Benevolent Fund and how does it help people?Benevolent Fund

There have been requests to explain what this fund is all about.

Many people are not even aware of its existence. It is a confidential fund, managed by Rev. Gill, with help from the some of the other staff, to help people in need due to illness, unemployment, or some unexpected accident, setback, or tragedy.

Every year it helps people in this congregation in need through financial and material assistance. It also helps those in the community and occasional transients who stop by the Church looking for assistance. This fund helps any youth/adult in the congregation who cannot afford to attend a retreat or church event that involves a cost, plus special organization needs in the community from time to time. The money for this fund comes from 2 main sources. The largest is the Christmas Memorial Program (see Winter edition of the Waltonian, and above notice on Christmas Memorials), and individual donors throughout the year. All gifts to this fund receive a tax receipt. The work of the fund remains highly confidential to allow for anonymous support of people in need.