Giving - Ways to Provide for the Ongoing Work of the Church
Pledgings and Offerings
Growing More Generous Hearts
‚ÄúThis is the thing that the Lord has commanded:
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Take from among you an offering to the Lord;
let whoever is of a generous heart bring the Lord‚Äôs offering . . .‚ÄĚ (Exodus 35:4-5 NRSV)
Every weekly financial contribution helps fund our ministries!
‚ÄúFor where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.‚ÄĚ (Matthew 6:21 NRSV)
The annual operating budget of the church is largely supported by the pledges and additional giving of hundreds of individual members and friends of the church.¬† A pledge campaign each fall invites parishioners to make a statement of their intended giving through the pledge process.¬† New members or those who have not yet pledged can make a pledge at any time.¬† In addition, unpledged offerings are always graciously and appreciatively received at any time and also contribute significantly to the support of the ongoing work and ministry of the church.
"Each of you must give as you have made up your mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver." (2 Corinthians 9:7 NRSV)
The Endowment Program
Sunnyvale Presbyterian Church maintains an Endowment Fund supported by gifts from members of the church community. The principal of this fund remains intact, while income from this fund (generated through interest, dividends, and capital gains) is used to support our church's ministry.
Currently we are targeting programs for youth and seniors as beneficiaries of the income from the SVPC Endowment Fund. For example, we intend to fund a short-term youth advisor and a person to minister to older members of our congregation.
Sunnyvale Presbyterian Church encourages its members to consider providing for the long-term ministry of the church through their wills and trusts. To aid in this matter, the Endowment and Support Committee has prepared two pamphlets:
Donation of Stock
Donating stock is one of the ways that you can give to the ongoing work of Sunnyvale Presbyterian Church. Indeed, donating stock that has appreciated in value can be a way of fulfilling your pledge or supporting the Endowment Program while realizing a double tax advantage. For information on how to give stock to the church, click here, or view this pamphlet Sharing Your Blessings.