Ways To Give
A pledge is your indication to the church of your financial stewardship for the year.
Ways to Pay Your Pledge
Electronic Fund Transfer: Authorized withdrawal from a savings or checking account can be easily arranged through the church office. For information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Cash or Checks
Are welcome in the Sunday offering plate
Stock transactions are easily arranged by talking to the Business Administrator in the church office.
Online: Donate online using our secure Paypal link
Remembering First-Plymouth Church in your estate planning and for memorials helps ensure a solid foundation for the future, both in programming to serve the community and in maintaining the beautiful historic building.
Donations can be made in any amount and are tax deductible if a name and address are provided with the donation. Anonymous donations are accepted as well, but cannot be processed for tax deductible status. All non-anonymous donors with total donations of at least $100 will receive a statement at the end of the year for tax deduction and tax filing purposes.
Your pledge is an indicator of how much you plan to give to the church over the course of the year. This is extremely helpful in planning the annual budget.
Financial stewardship: Every church member is expected to provide a pledge of financial support to the church to the extent they are able.
Pledge updates: Your pledge is your indication to the church of your financial stewardship for the coming year. A status update of your pledge will be sent three times a year.
Deciding how much to pledge: Equal sacrifice, not equal gifts. We invite each member to consider his or her relationship with God and with the church and determine the financial gift reflective of that relationship and his or her personal financial resources. See the Guide to Giving chart to assist you in percentage giving.
Every pledge matters: Every pledge is important and is an expression of your relationship to the church, regardless of individual capacity to give. Every pledge is essential to the health of the church and the congregation, critical to the giver, and gratefully received.
The Board of Trustees is asking all members to prayerfully consider increasing their pledge for the coming year. Any increase will put First-Plymouth in a better position to maintain existing ministries while providing for new initiatives and increases in fixed expenses.
There are members who do not pledge at all. But, thankfully, most of them still give financially. We are simply asking those who are willing to give some indication of what their giving will be for the coming year in order to plan effectively.
'A man has made at least a start on discovering the meaning of human life when he plants shade trees under which he knows full well he will never sit."
The First-Plymouth Congregational Church Endowment Funds were created to ensure that the work and mission of First-Plymouth Church will be faithfully advanced for generations to come through wills, trusts or other deferred or estate gifts.
First-Plymouth encourages members to leave a legacy by responding thankfully to God for our abundant blessings, by giving a gift that will benefit others long after it was given and to experience the joy that comes through sharing.
These gifts, tax deductible to the extent allowed by state and federal laws, may provide resources wherever the need is the greatest or be donor-designated to provide additional funding for ministerial support, programs such as music, outreach and mission, capital projects or the multiplicity of education programs the church offers.