Growing Through Stewardship
As part of our membership at Trinity, we commit to giving our time, talents, and gifts. Each of us has different abilities and resources as we work together to do God’s will to support our church’s ministries, programs, and goals. We sing, speak, cook, and teach. We give time during the day, in the evening, and on weekends. We make calls from our homes and stand in witness as we support activities at Trinity, each according to our God-given gifts. When considering our giving, we also do so according to our ability and in response to the blessings in our lives. Every pledge is important regardless of the amount. Please prayerfully consider why you are making this commitment from level ground and how you can continue to grow in your giving so that we can grow together.
Every piece of our giving works together to support Trinity’s ministry and Trinity is blessed with various income sources and committed leaders who act as stewards of our financial gifts. Each year, we are asked to support ministries, programs, and goals through our donations and pledges. All of these areas maintain a strong foundation for the continued health of our congregation as we work to meet our mission. We also support and look to expand Trinity’s outreach to bring additional hope, dignity, and peace to those in the local community and beyond.
Thank you in advance for your commitment!
A Message from the Stewardship & Finance Committee:
IRS Gifting Guidance
As we approach the end of the year, we are mindful of the IRS guidance regarding tax-deductable gifts. This has prompted us to post this reminder regarding the IRS rules that we must follow regarding reporting of gifts, from whiere there can be no exceptions.
To qualify as a gift for tax year 2018, the gift must either:
If mailed, be postmarked on or before Monday, December 31, 2018,
be delivered to the church office before 4 p.m. on Friday, December 28, at which time the church office closes,
be placed in the offering at the worship service on Sunday, December 30.
Further, if the gift is a check, the check must be dated on or before December 31, 2018.
We must point out this example: A check dated on or before December 31, 2018, which does not meet the criteria listed above will be counted as a gift received in 2019. If made to fulfill a 2018 pledge, it will be so noted and appear as "Pledge -- Prior Year" in the 2019 accounting.
Electronic fund transfers (wire or ACH) and credit cards transactions must be posted on or before 11:59 p.m., December 31, 2018.
Thank you for your gifts and your understanding.
Ways you can support Trinity financially
Electronic Funds Transfer: We have partnered with VancoE-services.com to provide a secure way to donate to Trinity’s various programs. You can set up bank drafts, debit and credit card transactions by designating your amount, the fund where you want it to go, and how often. You can set up the account yourself or complete this form and submit it to the church office for processing.
Give+: GivePlus is a smart-phone app offered by VancoE-Services.com. With GivePlus Church, you can use your smartphone to give anytime, anywhere! Download the FREE app on your Apple or Android phone. Make one-time or recurring donations using your debit/credit card or checking/savings account. Log in or donate as a guest. Securely and conveniently manage donations using Touch ID/Fingerprint, PIN or password To give through the app, search your phone’s app store for “GivePlus Church.” Trinity is listed as Trinity UMC.
AmazonSmile: Shopping via the AmazonSmile app, 0.5% of designated purchases comes back to Trinity Church.
StaplesRewards®: Shop at Staples, and Trinity Church earns rewards in store (up to 5%) on eligible purchases by referencing our rewards member information by phone number lookup at checkout.
Offering Plate: The Sunday Morning offering during worship is a way to give our tithes and offerings in a traditional way. The offering is collected as a part of the worship service and is blessed at the altar.
If you should have any questions about making a donation of giving online, please call our Church Administrator, Wendy Freels, at (413) 737-5311 or send her an e-mail at: email@example.com