Our giving represents an act of worship in which we thank God for our blessings and acknowledge that everything we have is a gift from God. The Bible teaches us to give a tithe or the first ten percent of what we earn to God and God's work. For some, the giving of the tenth is a goal you are growing toward each year. For others, it is the starting point, and you will give far in excess of this. If you are not yet tithing, consider taking a step toward the tithe this year. 2 Corinthians 9:7: "Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver."
There are several ways you can contribute financially:
Contributions are deductible as permitted by Federal Law. You will receive an annual statement of your giving from the Church office for your records.
Offering Plate or Mail If you would like to make a pledge or receive envelopes to facilitate giving, please contact the church office.
Online and Mobile Giving Gifts can be given one-time or on a recurring basis through our secure interface online through E-zekiel Giving. We accept debit cards, credit cards, and/or eChecks (online checks). The mobile web app works on iPhone, iPad, Android and Blackberry devices - without the need to download an app. For gifts greater than $1,000, we encourage sending a check directly to our church office. Visit our giving page!
Gifts of stock and/or mutual funds You may also choose to donate stocks and mutual funds and other 'property' that often provide you with a double tax benefit (assuming the investment has appreciated and that you have held the stock for more than one year). By donating appreciated securities you avoid the capital gains tax faced when selling the stock, and the church pays NO capital gains tax when it sells the donated security. You should check with a tax professional before initiating any transfer of securities. Simply have your advisor contact Andrea Bond at Wells Fargo Advisors for gift transfer instructions. Securities received by the church are liquidated with no commission. Andrea can be reached at email@example.com or 757-640-5915.
Donations in kind Gifts given in kind are tax deductible. Simply turn in your receipt to the church office to keep on file, and the gift in kind will be noted on your giving statement.
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