How do I provide an estimate of giving?
There are several ways you can make a pledge; use the online pledge form
; complete the pledge card included in the Stewardship brochure, and returning it to the church office or the collection plate during worship; or contact the business manager at firstname.lastname@example.org
, or call 410-267-8705 ext 107.
When can I provide an estimate of giving?
A pledge can be made at any time of the year for the remainder of that year; or during the annual pledge drive, which typically occurs between October and December, for the next year's budget.
How do I give my gift?
You can request weekly offering envelopes, ask the church to set up automatic giving (MasterCard, Visa, or EFT), or set up and manage a recurring donation online. You will be prompted to choose an option when you make your estimate.
What’s the difference between online giving and making an online estimate of giving?
The online pledge is a simple way to tell the church how much you plan to give in the coming year. Online giving is one option to fulfill your pledge. You may use our secure site to set up a recurring payment.
I take my commitments seriously. I’m thinking about pledging, but I’m concerned about my employment status. If I have a change in my status, can I adjust my pledge?
Yes, your estimate of giving can be changed or cancelled at any time for any reason in a confidential way. Just contact our Business Manager at email@example.com or 410-267-8705 ext. 107.
I’m a young adult and don’t have a lot to give right now. Will my pledge of a small amount make a difference?
Yes! If everyone who hasn’t been giving committed to give (regardless of the amount), the church could surpass our current level of giving. Your gift makes a great deal of difference.
What does it mean to be a good steward?
In modern terms, a steward is a "manager," given responsibility to administer faithfully all that God has entrusted to us—making a difference in the world as a follower of Jesus Christ.
I have given faithfully in the past, but I have never made a formal pledge. Why should I?
We appreciate all gifts made to the church, but formal pledges help us financially plan for program ministries and outreach.
When does my estimate of giving amount go into effect?
January 1 of the new year.
Will First Presbyterian Church send me statements?
Yes, if you give, you will receive a quarterly statement of your contributions for your tax records and to confirm the accuracy of our records.
If you have any questions about giving or pledging, please contact Dottie Ballard, our Business Manager, at 410-267-8705, ext. 107 or firstname.lastname@example.org.