Our general fund is the “tithe” fund. The majority of our folks give their weekly offerings to this fund. It is the fund that we use to pay our bills that keeps the ministry running. It is also the fund that we use to support our mission partners both locally and globally.
If you have a loved one that you want to give a gift in memory of we have many options. These are some of the favorites: Worship, The Banquet, Bible Camp Scholarships, Radio Broadcast, and many, many more. Connect with us and we will assist you with the memorial gift that is the right for you and giving God praise!
The First Lutheran Endowment Fund is a vital component of our ministry together. It was established as a separate incorporated extension of the church to accept gifts to be held in an endowment fund. The contribution principal is invested in perpetuity. A gift to the Endowment Fund is a gift that keeps on giving.
The purpose of the Endowment Fund is to make disbursements to expand the witness and mission of First Lutheran, and to support special missions of the Christian Church in the community, region, and the world.
The Endowment Team, in response to formal, written grant requests, determines annual disbursements from the endowment fund. For more information, please contact Wendy Grosse at the church office or by email to email@example.com.CLICK HERE to download the Grant Application. Completed applications should be returned to First Lutheran’s Lead Pastor.
Ways to Give
Each fall, First Lutheran begins its process of assessing its finances in order to plan for ministry in the coming year. A vital part of that process is for members to make a formal pledge of their estimated giving for the next year. Please prayerfully consider making a pledge to First Lutheran. Estimate of Giving cards are available in the church office.
Check or Cash
Gifts by check or cash continue to be the method most people choose to support the ministry of First Lutheran. Financial gifts sent to the church, or left in the offering plates, are not only appreciated, but continue to fulfill our mission together. Please note, if you need offering envelopes, contact our church office.
Authorized monthly, semi-monthly or weekly withdrawals for a specified amount can be made from your checking or savings account. This is a convenient way to ensure that your giving is consistent even when you are out of town.
is to contact your personal bank and set First Lutheran Church up as a bill pay. Most local banks offer this as a free service to their customers. You would indicate the amount of giving (and to what you would like it to go to, tithes, building fund, etc) and the date you want it taken from your checking or savings account.
is the Simply Giving program. This is an independent provider (Vanco Services) that basically does the same thing. You complete this form and return it to Wendy Grosse in the church office along with a voided check. You indicate the amount of the gift, where it is to go (tithes, building, etc), as well as when you want it to start and when you want it deducted from your checking or savings account. Option #2 is set up and maintained by Wendy and the fee is paid by the church.
Text 2 Give
Text the amount of your gift to 402-999-4983. The first time you give, you will be directed to the Vanco payment information to enter your credit card information. The next time you give, you will just need to enter the amount of your gift in the text message area.
Stocks or Mutual Funds
Publicly-traded securities can be donated to the church and may also provide significant tax benefits to the donor. Speak with your tax adviser for more information.
We have an online portal available to accept payments and gifts online.