Why we give
You will be enriched in every way to be generous in every way, which through us will produce thanksgiving to God.
We give out of obedience to Scripture, we give out of a sense of gratitude, and we give in the knowledge that God will use temporary, finite resources to build an eternal, infinite Kingdom.
Ways to give
Don't forget to indicate in the dropdown, on the giving envelope, or memo line on the check if your gift is intended for a special purpose (example: Faith Promise, Mission Trips, Church Planting, etc.) Checks without a special designation will be recorded as a donation to the General Fund.
To receive the appropriate tax documentation, make sure the donor's name and address are identifiable on the check or the giving envelope. Please also include an email address and/or phone number so we can send your documentation.
Our secure online gift processor charges .25 per electronic check and 2.15% + .30 for each credit or debit card transaction. Donors are allowed to cover this charge with each gift. Using the link above, donors can give a one-time gift or set up a recurring gift. Recurring gifts can be set up with a frequency of Weekly, Every Other Week, Monthly or Twice-Monthly.
Donate by Check or Cash
Checks and cash can be placed in the offering plate or offering box at the back of the sanctuary.
Monday - Friday
Checks and cash can be dropped in the Giving Box behind the door in the mailroom.
Checks can be mailed to the church office. Checks are typically recorded on the Wednesday or Thursday following receipt of the check unless prior arrangements have been made with the Treasurer.
First Presbyterian Church
512 Old Mount Holly Road
Stanley, NC 28164
IRS regulations require the postmark stamped on the envelope to govern the year for which the gift can be credited. We are precluded by law from crediting in December any gift received by mail postmarked in January of the subsequent year.
Stock or Mutual Funds
Donations of appreciated securities (stock, mutual funds, bonds, etc,) may provide a greater tax benefit than personally liquidating the security and donating the proceeds directly. Please check with a tax professional before initiating any transfer of securities then coordinate the gift with our Treasurer.
Note that gifts of securities may take two to three weeks from the time the stock transfer is initiated and proceeds are credited to the donor's account. Please take this into consideration for any end-of-year gifts to ensure the gift can be received according to the donor's wishes.
Donor Advised Funds
Gifts to First Presbyterian via a Donor Advised Fund should be coordinated with the Treasurer to ensure the donation is handled according to the donor's wishes. Keep in mind that the tax receipt will be issued by the Fund, not First Presbyterian.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will I receive a donor statement for my gift(s)?
Yes, and you can also view your gifts directly at any time by clicking the "Give Online" link above or by using the ChurchCenter app on your Android or iOS device. After logging in, click your profile icon and choose My Giving. Receipts are emailed for individual donations as they are processed. Giving statements will be sent electronically semi-annually via secure emails. End-of-year statements will initially be sent electronically and then those statements not picked up online will be mailed via US Mail.
Can I designate special funds for my gift when giving online?
Yes. After you enter the amount, you will be prompted to choose which fund such as general, faith promise, mission trips, etc.
Can I still give weekly or bi-weekly when giving online?
Yes, and recurring donations can be set up to automatically initiate donations on a regular basis.
Are there administrative fees involved with online giving?
Yes. The donor can choose to cover the fees which are .25 each for electronic checks and 2.15% plus .30 for each credit or debit card gift.
What are the cutoff dates for year-end giving?
Electronic checks and credit/debit card gifts that are made online and time stamped by 11:59pm on December 31st will be included in your tax-deductible contribution statement for the year. Mailed checks must be postmarked by December 31 by the US Postal Service or they must, according to IRS rules, be included in the new year. Securities will be credited according to the date they are received by First Presbyterian.
Do you publish a report on the financial status of the church?
Yes, at the beginning of each year, we give a report to the church on the financial status of the church. Contact the Treasurer at email@example.com to request budget information, share comments or ask questions about the financial status of FPC.