2022 Online Pledge Form
Thank you for your pledge to support the ministries of First Presbyterian Church in 2022. 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
Encounter God Through Worship:
During the past 18 months, it has been more challenging to engage in community worship. Initially there were limitations on gathering in person, and now, even though those who are comfortable doing so can be physically present, others cannot attend. I am very thankful that we have been able to join in online during this period as our ministerial, music, and technical teams continued to provide worship services each Sunday.
- Special equipment and software were needed to enable the streaming of worship services. The generosity of the 1st Pres community, coupled with the work and determination of staff and volunteers, made our streaming worship services a reality.
- The music ministry that we enjoy every Sunday, either online or in person, is made possible by contributions – the equipment, the sheet music, the choir robes – all of those had to be purchased, and replacements are needed from time to time.
- At a more basic level, the lighting that makes the worship experience more enjoyable, and the heating and air conditioning that make the church comfortable, all are provided by virtue of covenant partner donations.
And most certainly our ministerial staff help us Encounter God in Worship. While they provide their time and talents joyfully, I’m sure they appreciate getting paid.
These are a just a few examples of how tithes and offerings made it possible for you to Encounter God in Worship. As you prayerfully consider your 2022 pledge, please think about how your contribution will help others encounter Him as well.
Equip One Another in Discipleship:
What does this mean for us as we say yes to Jesus with our WHOLE lives and how does your tithing and gifts of service impact our church vision and mission? As the congregation is in the midst of prayerfully deciding what we will pledge financially to First Presbyterian in 2022, we want to highlight how your support fits into our church’s missional purpose of equipping people to follow Jesus.
Here are some of the examples of discipleship training at FPC to help us learn how to be his witnesses and make disciples:
Sunday morning classes for all ages
Wednesday evening opportunities for the whole family
Men’s Ministry during the week
Women’s Bible Study
Your financial gifts help make these programs possible. We thank you for your part in equipping one another in discipleship in the next season of our church’s ministry and mission.
Engage the World in Mission
We are called in Matthew 28:19 to “…go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” As you prayerfully consider your pledge for 2022, I invite you to think about the ways in which First Pres enables us as a congregation to engage the world in mission.
Mission is not a program of the church; it is the purpose of the church. Your financial gift to First Pres helps support opportunities for discipleship in our local communities and around the world. A few missional partnerships supported by the church include:
- City with Dwellings
- Forsyth Jail and Prison Ministries
- Samaritan Ministries
- Presbyterian Church of Zagazig in Egypt
- Mission Emanuel in the Dominican Republic
- Haiti Outreach Ministries
Your financial gifts help make these opportunities for mission possible. Thank you for your support as we all invite everyone to say YES to Jesus with their whole lives.
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Make recurring gifts through church initiated bank draft.
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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.