Decide in your heart how much to give. And don’t give reluctantly or in response to pressure. For God loves a person who gives cheerfully. And God will generously provide all you need. Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others. (2 Corinthians 9:7-8)
God is doing incredible things through First Presbyterian Pine City and we love that you’re a part of it. It’s about Jesus—and his transforming power over broken lives. It’s about making an impact in our communities and across the world. That’s why we do what we do. And that’s what your giving supports.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 320.629.3592 with questions.
Online giving is handled though our partnership with the Presbyterian Foundation. You can give via credit or debit cards, or using a direct transfer from your bank account. Simply click the button to give a one-time gift or set up a recurring contribution. You can give to the general fund or to our Faith Promise fund for missions.
How much do I give?
Many times we tend to look at the size of the gift or the goodness of the cause. But Jesus measured generosity by a different standard: the condition of the giver’s heart. The best place to begin is by giving 10 percent of your income, which was modeled for us in the Old Testament. Some may want to start with more or less, but it’s often best to begin with a set percentage on a regular basis. Key things to do before giving:
- Ask God for direction.
- Choose a percentage and commit to it.
- Remember everything you have belongs to God—the act of giving is simply offering back to God what is already his.
What is the best way to give?
We believe that, next to giving in the weekly worship service, online giving is one of the easiest and most cost-efficient way to give. It’s automatic, secure and immediately reflected in your giving record.
What are the possible advantages of a stock donation?
Gifts of appropriate property (i.e., stocks, bonds and mutual funds) that have increased in value since you have owned them can result in extra tax savings, which allows your money to go further for ministry. If you have held such assets for longer than a year, you can give to First Presbyterian and deduct the entire market value from your taxable income. In addition to regular tax savings, capital gains tax is not due on assets given to charity.
How can I receive offering envelopes?
Envelopes are not necessary when giving with a check; checks can simply be dropped in the offering and we’ll make sure it’s matched to your account. If you want to receive offering envelopes, please contact us with your request and address.
Why do you accept credit cards?
Used responsibly, credit and debit cards are an efficient tool for payments and purchases. Many people utilize them in place of checks or cash throughout the month and then pay the balance off in full. For these people, we offer the option to give using a credit or debit card. We strongly discourage those who have ongoing credit card debt from exercising this option.