2023 Online Pledge Form
Thank you for your pledge to support the ministries of First Presbyterian Church in 2023. You can submit your pledge using our confidential online pledge form or return your pledge card to the church office.
More Ways That First Pres Uses Your Giving to Encounter God Through Worship, Equip one another in Discipleship, and Engage the World in Mission
Dear Covenant Partners and Friends of First Pres,
The arrival of fall signals the start of stewardship season, the time to prayerfully consider how you and your family will support First Presbyterian Church in 2023.
We give thanks for the good things happening at First Pres. The two worship services in two styles, additional Sunday School classes, and enthusiasm to serve with our mission partners have made it possible for Covenant Partners and visitors to First Pres to Encounter God in worship, Equip one another in discipleship, and Engage the world in mission. We love seeing more faces and new faces on Sundays, during our weekday ministries, and in the mountains for All Church Retreat at Montreat!
Your Pledge Makes it Possible
It takes a strong staff, dedicated volunteers, and financial support to bring to life activities like those mentioned above. The day-to-day operations of our church and the success of our mission to “invite all people to say yes to Jesus with their whole lives” depends on your courageous generosity.
All decisions about what we do and what we support and how we are organized and staffed are made prayerfully with consideration for alignment with our mission, our strategic plan, and our budget. Pledges represent approximately 80 percent of the total income the church will receive this year and are an essential tool for church staff and Session to plan responsibly.
1 Timothy 6:17-19 Teach those who are rich in this world not to be proud and not to trust in their money, which is so unreliable. Their trust should be in God, who richly gives us all we need for our enjoyment. Tell them to use their money to do good. They should be rich in good works and generous to those in need, always being ready to share with others. By doing this they will be storing up their treasure as a good foundation for the future so that they may experience life that is truly life.
In this verse we hear a call for courageous generosity. We pray each of us will make time this month to sit with this passage. Spend time with God discerning how He wants you to courageously step up and step out to generously share your rich provision of time, talent, and resources for His kingdom work.
We ask you to pledge your support for First Pres on or before Commitment Sunday, October 30.
Yours in Christ,
The Session of First Presbyterian Church
Make a one time gift or setup recurring gifts using a credit or debit card or your bank account.
The church pays all associated processing fees.
Make recurring gifts through church initiated bank draft.
Bank Bill Pay
Set up recurring gifts or make a one-time gift through your bank’s bill pay service.
You can choose what day of the month to make a recurring gift.
Make checks out to First Presbyterian Church.
Envelopes are available at Welcome Desks and pew racks for mail-in or worship offering.
Personalized offering envelopes can be ordered through the Church Office.
Use memo line to direct your gift.
Stocks or Other Securities
In Conjuction with an IRA Withdrawal Strategy
When planning your IRA withdrawal strategy, you may want to consider making a charitable gift through a Qualified Charitable distribution (QCD).
If you are required to take minimum distributions (RMDs) from your IRA, the QCD can be counted in satisfying this requirement.
See your tax advisor on the requirements and advisability of such an approach, as well as the process to make a QCD contribution to the church.
Legacy of Faith
Make a planned gift through your will or other means.