Your Support Changes Us
Money is not a dirty word and should be talked about. We aren't the kind of church that makes you give...or else. We do not require giving for membership nor will we ask you for money to amend for a wrongdoing. Nope. None of that. However, without money and planned giving, our sustainability will always be in question.
Without people who contribute to the financial well-being of Grace, we would be up a creek.
That's why we are so thankful for every single dollar that comes through our doors. Your regularly planned giving keeps the lights on, sprays the bugs, pays the staff, buys food for the Food Pantry, buys the coffee that sustains us all on Sunday (okay, and Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday), and so much more.
Is my financial info safe? Yes, we use PayPal for online giving. We also use PayPal Kiosk for our giving platform in the back of the church--this service allows you to give on site with any card, without a PayPal account.
Will I get a tax statement? Yes, we will send you a letter with you year-end giving. Just make sure we know it was you who gave.
How else can I give if I'm having a hard year? There are plenty of ways! Bring a meal, help with odd projects, drive someone to church...contact anyone on staff if you'd like to see what options are available.
Should I give?
Giving is a deeply personal endeavor, and sometimes it helps to think it through. Check out this flow chart, while not perfect, it's helpful.
How is money spent?
We won't bore you with line by line, but here is a breakdown of where our money goes.
I didn't like something the church did or said; should I withdraw my giving?
We can't tell you what to do, but we hope that you'll look back at the flow chart and the how we spend our funds chart and ask if holding back will help the church. As an alternative to withholding your giving, consider a thoughtful conversation with staff or team leaders, attend meetings, kindly share your hopeful thoughts!