Wills & Trusts
Estate Planning:
The Greatest Gift You Can
Give Your Loved Ones!
With Estate Planning
Attorney Stuart Bear

Tuesday, April 19, 2016
12noon, Mpls Campus Fellowship Hall
Lunch Provided

Having an up-to-date will or trust is one of the greatest gifts you can give your loved ones. A well thought out estate plan makes it easier for your family, avoids disputes, and ensures that your wishes are followed.

Family circumstances and estate planning laws change periodically, so it is important to review your documents every few years. You can also perpetuate your values by leaving a legacy for organizations important to you.

Estate planning attorney STUART BEAR will give a presentation titled, “Estate Planning: The Greatest Gift You Can Give Your Loved Ones!” followed by a time for questions and answers.
Box lunches will be provided.

Reservations required by Friday, April 15 or 612.821.3187.

One Generation Shall Laud the Acts of Another. – Psalm 145:4

The Stratmoens
Two Generations of Vision Partners

The Stratmoen family has been part of our Mount Olivet family since the early 1970s. “It all started with someone inviting me to visit,” explained Peter Stratmoen.  “I liked the short services and great music, and it wasn’t long before Mount Olivet was playing a paramount role in my life.”

Peter’s parents Gladys and Harold Stratmoen began attending Mount Olivet after returning to the Twin Cities from Denver in 1979. They were loyal and active members over those many years. Sadly, Harold died in 2014. Today Gladys enjoys the Young at Heart group and gives of her time and talent through the prayer shawl ministry.

Peter enjoyed teaching Sunday School, was active as a Lay Shepherd, and participated in Adult Education programs, but ushering is his passion. “Ushering for me has always been about the people,” says Peter. “You get to know so many people and can offer a friendly face to those coming through the doors.”  

After moving to Chicago and then back to the Twin Cities, Peter met his wife Susan Anderson and rejoined Mount Olivet in 2006. They both are active in Friends Forever and Adult Education, are leaders of a Living the Message small group, and are greeters at the Minneapolis Campus. Peter also just completed his second term on the Congregation Council.

Through designations on a portion of a retirement investment and a portion of life insurance policy, Peter and Susan are leaving a legacy to Mount Olivet. Reflecting on their choice, Peter says, “Our family has been touched in so many ways by the pastors and programs of Mount Olivet. Our children and grandchildren have been baptized at Mount Olivet, and we appreciated the pastoral care given to both my grandfather and my father during their final days.”

Gladys has included Mount Olivet Careview Home in her estate plan through a bequest. “My mom is impressed with the loving care she saw during our visits to the Home and wants to see that care extended to future generations,” said Peter. “Our gift is for ministry with the same idea that Mount Olivet will be a beacon of light for future generations.”

We are grateful to Gladys, Peter, and Susan for their love and generosity. By leaving a legacy for our church and Careview, Stratmoens set an example for all of us. Please consider making a difference by leaving your legacy for Mount Olivet. Contact Mari Carlson at mcarlson@mtolivethomes.org or 612.821.3150 with questions.