The simple answer is we believe everything we have comes from God in the first place. We give because we believe God has entrusted us to be leaders for hope in our church and our community.
What does "tithe" mean?
The Bible teaches that a guideline for giving is called the tithe (Leviticus 27:30). That is giving 10% of what we earn back to God.
What does "offering" mean?
An offering is a gift given to a specific need above and beyond our tithe.
What the Bible teaches
Giving acknowledges God as the giver of everything we have (James 1:17).
Giving reflects our trust that God will provide for us (Matthew 6:19-24).
Giving allows us to be active participants in God's work on earth (2 Corinthians 9:6-7).
Online giving is here!
We are excited to announce that we have launched a new mobile-friendly, digital giving option for our church. You have probably noticed by now the small icon located at the bottom of this page. By clicking or tapping this icon, you will open up what is called a "giving flow". It is a simple, clean, safe, and secure way of giving digitally to our church. It works on the website, on your phone or your tablet.
With many people not having cash or checks, we want to make sure folks have the opportunity to give, even if they are not here for a Sunday service.
If you have a "Visa enabled" or "MasterCard enabled" debit card, we can accept funds directly from your bank account. By setting up an acount, you can set up recurring giving (weekly or monthly). And once you have your own account, you can see your giving update your payment methods or address. Again, your information is private and confidential. Just as our offering envelopes are private and confidential, our digital giving amounts and users are only seen by the financial secretary.
We still accept checks or cash too!
You are always welcome to place a check or cash in a giving envelope located in the pews and drop it in the offering plate. Including your name and address on the envelope allows us to send you a giving statement at the end of the year.
Questions? Contact our business manager Tanya by calling the church office (503.363.9246) or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org