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Join Rev. Dr. Nick Carter this Sunday, February 10, 12:15pm - Planned Giving

Planned Giving - Sunday, February. 3rd and Sunday, February 10th @ 12:15pm

     Join Rev. Dr. Nick Carter for two sessions to learn about “Building a Healthy and Sustainable
Financial Future.” All ages are welcome to attend. Dr. Carter is the former President of Andover Newton Theological School in Boston, MA, You will not want to miss this great opportunity to hear practical wisdom about planning for your future as well as our church’s future.
Planned giving establishes a way for a donor to provide for family members while remembering the church as well.  It often enables the donor to provide more for his or her heirs an to make a larger gift than thought possible.  It often reduces taxes as well.  Planned Giving usually involves financial or estate planning, but it is not reserved for the wealthy.  It is a means by which anyone concerned with the wise use of his or her personal resources makes a considered choice about their ultimate disposition.

In general planned gift are made through: A Bequest in a Will, A lift Income Gift such as a pooled income fund, a charitable gift annuity, or a charitable remainder trust.  Gifts of Assets (real estate, closely held stock, life insurance, retirement accounts, etc.

Rev. Dr. Nick Carter is a retired pastor and academic, but an unretired activist. A life-long pacifist, Carter was recruited in the 1980’s to become the Executive Director of SANE/FREEZE, the largest grassroots peace and justice organization in the US (over 3 million members). In 1985 he led a distinguished delegation to the first Reagan-Gorbachev summit talks in Geneva, Switzerland, meeting there face-to-face with Russian Premiere Mikhail Gorbachev to discuss a halt to nuclear weapons testing. The following year, Nick received several awards including the prestigious Dahlberg Peace Award – an award also given to Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1963. In 2014 he retired to North Carolina after ten years of groundbreaking service as President of Andover Newton, the oldest graduate school of theology in the US (now at Yale

University). Under Nick’s leadership the school developed a nationally recognized interfaith
program with Hebrew College and Rabbinical School, reshaped the school’s strategy, and led
efforts to bring more than $15 million in improvements to the campus. Upon his retirement the trustees and faculty saluted him with the title “President Emeritus.”
     Nick’s 45-year career has spanned the non-profit, religious and private sectors. As an ordained
Baptist minister he launched a ground-breaking young adult ministry in Rochester NY and served on the American Baptist denominational staff in New York City serving over 200 diverse churches. For 11 years he served as the senior minister of the 850-member First Baptist Church in Beverly, MA, a church known for its progressive community outreach. 
     Most recently, Nick was recruited out of retirement to assume the interim presidency of
American Baptist Seminary of the West, a progressive and historic Baptist seminary in Berkeley, CA. In 2017, Carter returned to North Carolina to take on a 9-month role of interim pastor for worship and stewardship at his home church, United Church of Chapel Hill.
     Carter has a BA from Colgate University, a Master of Divinity from Colgate Rochester Crozer
Divinity School, and honorary doctorates from Hebrew College (Humane Letters) and Franklin
College (Divinity). In his spare time, he collects rare books on abolition and suffrage, and also
works as a volunteer docent at the University of North Carolina Ackland Art Museum. Nick’s wife, Rev. Dr. Deborah Carter, is also an ordained minister and a national consultant on matters of
spirituality, aging and health care. Their son, Isaac, is a professional chef working in Boston.