Join us this Advent season and participate in our Christmas Offering.
Christmas Offering Frequently Asked Questions
WHY A SPECIAL OFFERING?
As part of God’s plan to grow the faith of the people in His church, He calls us to sacrificial giving from time to time. This special offering is an opportunity for us to trust our heavenly Father, grow in our faith, and prepare ourselves for what God wants to do through our church in 2017. We want to position ourselves to make a greater impact for the Kingdom in this city.
WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN “REGULAR” OFFERING AND THIS?
The regular offering is the proportional amount (the “tithe” or some other set percentage) that we set apart on a systematic basis and regularly give throughout the year. From time to time there are opportunities that arise for us to give in a sacrificial way. This special “Christmas Offering” is one of those occasions. It should be over and above what you regularly and normally give.
HOW MUCH SHOULD I GIVE?
Prayerfully consider a sacrificial gift that will stretch your faith. The precise amount you give is between you and God. This special offering will involve everyone. That means that for some folks in our church family, giving $5 will stretch them. For others it may be $5,000. The issue is not equal giving, but equal sacrifice. What can you give that will stretch your faith?
WHEN SHOULD I GIVE?
We are accepting donations to the Christmas Offering for the entire month of December.
HOW SHOULD I GIVE?
You can give using ALL of our regular avenues of giving. IN SERVICE – Use the Christmas Offering envelopes, provided in the bulletin. Please make sure to add “Christmas Offering” to your check memo. MAIL – Feel free to mail in a check to the church during the week. Please make sure to add “Christmas Offering” to your check memo. ONLINE – Use our online giving platform, inFellowship, and give to the Christmas Offering Fund.
ARE MY GIFTS TAX-DEDUCTIBLE?
All gifts to New Community Covenant Church, whether via the regular offering or this special offering, are tax-deductible. Be sure your gifts arrives at our office before December 30, 2016 to ensure that it can be applied to your 2016 Giving Statement. Please be sure to include your name and address when you give so that a receipt can be sent to you in early 2017. You are not required to utilize a tax deduction for your gift, but it is available for all gifts.