Jesus said, “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth where moth and rust consume, and thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consumes, and where thieves cannot break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”
Out of gratitude
As Christians, we give financially to our church out of gratitude. God has been generous to us in the life and work of Jesus Christ. Returning a portion of our financial resources is a sign of our gratitude to God.
Stewardship of our resources
With God’s help, Holy Comforter Episcopal Church transforms lives for the sake of Jesus. In order to raise money for this transformational work, Holy Comforter asks its members to make financial pledges. A pledge is an amount of money that you promise to give to God through Holy Comforter for the year.
Tithing is defined as giving one-tenth of your annual resources to the mission and ministry of the church. This is a lofty goal, and can be difficult to reach. Many people choose to start at a lower percentage, and work their way toward a tithe over the course of many years.
As baptized ministers of Holy Comforter, we ask you to make a financial pledge to the mission and ministry of this church. You may return the enclosed pledge card by bringing it to the church office or placing it in the offering plate on a Sunday morning. Please prayerfully and faithfully consider responding to God’s generosity through a financial commitment to Holy Comforter.
Guidelines for Year-end Contributions
The Internal Revenue Service requires that, in order to be tax deductible in 2021, cash, check or credit card contributions to Holy Comforter Episcopal Church must be received by the Church, or postmarked by the United States Postal Service, no later than Friday, December 31; this would include any prepayments of your 2022 pledge. The Church staff is required to check the postal cancellation dates on all receipts in early January to ensure our legal compliance to this rule.
Gifts of Stock or Other Securities
Gifts of stock or other securities must also be physically received by the Church by 12 p.m. on Wednesday, December 29, or posted to our brokerage account by the close of business on the 31st in order to be tax deductible in 2021 . We strongly suggest that stock transfers be initiated as early as possible, and that you advise the Parish Administrator of the pending transaction.
Holy Comforter is required to comply with these IRS guidelines in order to maintain our charitable tax status as delineated under the IRS Code section (501)(c)(3). Online payments via credit card can be made through Realm or at holycomforterspring.org/give.