Investing in God’s Community

We are called to respond to the many blessings God has given each of us by returning a portion of these blessings to support the work of Jesus in and through our church to the wider community. In the Old Testament of the Bible, King David acknowledges, “But who am I, and what is my people, that we should be able to make this freewill offering? For all things come from you, and of your own have we given you” (1 Chronicles 29:14). Jesus also reminds us to invest what has been given to us in meaningful pursuits by saying “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” (Matthew 6:20).

Direct Deposit, or Automated Clearing House (ACH), is an automatic transfer program that allows you to make contributions to the church without writing checks. It saves you time and helps the church stabilize its budget. Complete and sign the authorization form below and return it to the church office along with a voided check or savings deposit slip. Once you authorize the amount of your contribution, it is then electronically transferred from your account to the church’s account on the schedule you specify.

Download the ACH Debit Form

Similar to direct deposit, bank bill pay is a check-free way of contributing to the church; however, instead of the church office carrying out your payments, you set up recurring payments directly with your bank. Each bank has their own online system; however, you can easily find out more from your bank by asking them about “electronic bill pay”. You will simply need to provide the church’s name and address, below, and then specify the amount and payment schedule you would like.

Christ Presbyterian Church
944 East Gorham Street
Madison, Wisconsin 53703-1569

Online giving is another convenient paperless contribution option that uses debit or credit card transactions as a payment system. This is different from Direct Deposit and Bank Bill Pay in that the transactions are handled through a third party vendor. To contribute using a debit or credit card, follow the link below to our secure giving site. (Note: approximately 3% of your contribution will be used to pay transaction fees.)

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Jesus reminds us in the book of Matthew (23:23) that our investment in God’s community is not simply financial. Here we are encouraged to support “justice and mercy and faithfulness” with our time and our talents as well as our treasure. Therefore members and friends of our community should seek to support God’s community through regular acts of service. Excellent ways to respond to God’s love by serving others can be found on the signup tab of the Local Partnerships section on our Serve page.

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A Legacy Gift is made in the context of your estate plan. Since estate planning is the process of managing your assets now and into the future, a planned gift is a written statement of your intentions. A planned gift becomes part of your expression of your deepest values and an extension of your spiritual practice. Through such stewardship, you can create the kind of legacy you would like to leave at Christ Presbyterian Church. To begin the process of Legacy Giving, please read through our brochure as well the complete description of Legacy Fund management. Feel free to then contact our Stewardship Chair to finalize your gift.

Read our brochure on legacy giving.
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