Memorials and Honorariums

What are memorials and honorariums?

A memorial or honorarium is a financial gift to the church that acknowledges when a person or family has been important to us. A memorial is given in memory of someone who has died. An honorarium is given in tribute to someone who is still living. Both types of gifts are a way to say thank you.

This type of giving can be:

  • For the recognition of a special event or occasion, such as a birthday, anniversary, Mother’s Day or Father’s Day.
  • In lasting tribute to the life of someone who has touched your life in a special way.
  • A way to reach out to a family who has lost a loved one to let them know you are thinking of them.
  • Any honorarium or memorial may be directed to an approved designated giving fund, especially if you know that ministry area holds special interest for those you want to honor or remember. See designated giving section.

Gifts should be made to Main Street United Methodist Church with information clearly stating the name of the person(s) to be honored or remembered and the name of the designated fund, if so desired.

All memorial and honorarium gifts are acknowledged in writing to persons honored or family members of deceased. Please include contact information to which an acknowledgement may be mailed.

To discuss your gift or to seek more information, please contact Donna Runnels, Financial Manager (601-582-5557 or

How do I provide a legacy gift?
Any memorial or honorarium can be designated for one of Main Street UMC’s three endowment funds. See Endowment Funds in Designated Giving section.