Here are eight Creative Ways to Pay Your Pledge or make a gift for 2019:
Stocks, Bonds, Mutual Funds and CD Transfer: We accept these towards a pledge. If you have stocks, bonds, CD's or an IRA that are not performing well and want to avoid possible capital gains you can instead transfer the security to our account at Charles Schwab to apply to your pledge.
IRA Distribution: Over age 70 ½? Consider making a direct transfer from your IRA to First Congregational Church to fund your pledge. The benefits are no income taxes are paid on the distribution from your IRA; the gift counts toward the minimum required distribution (RMD).
Direct Deposit-Payroll Deduction at work: Many companies will allow you to make a payroll deduction from your paycheck. Church members find this easy because the company takes it out automatically every pay period. Each company has a different way of setting up this deduction, contact your Human Resources representative or Payroll Specialist at work to see if this is an option.
Personal Check: This form of payment is the most common at First Church. Write your check to First Church and indicate in the memo field PLEDGE so we know the money applies to your pledge. You can place the check in the Offering Plate at worship or mail it to the church.
Cash: We always accept cash! Please put the cash in an envelope and put your full name and amount on the line labeled PLEDGE. Please do not mail cash.
Bill Pay with your bank: Online banking is another way to pay your pledge. You can set up the First Church as a payee or vendor in your list with payment to be automatically mailed to First Church as often as you'd like. Just indicate on the memo field: Pledge & Your Name so we can credit the check to the appropriate account. Contact your bank for details.
Money Order or Cashier's Check: Please do not send money through the mail. If you do not have a checking account and the other payment options do not apply, we recommend you send a money order or cashier's check with your full name written on the check and write PLEDGE.
Online Credit Card Giving: You can pay online through easyTithe or PayPal. Simply go to our web site www.first-church.org click on Give and then click on either easyTithe or PayPal You will need to set up an account. You can pay with your credit card or through your, debit card, checking or savings account. The actual links for online giving are:
Also, feel free to call our Business Manager, Sharon Leidheiser 614-228-1741, ext. 11.
Let’s all finish strong for 2019.