“The earth is the LORD’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it.” -Psalm 24:1
All that we have and all that we are belongs to God: our actions, our thoughts, our time and talents, our bodies, our children, our homes and our cars and all our stuff, our businesses, our smartphones and Facebook accounts, our church building and property, our mountains and the world around us, our money and our bank accounts. God has entrusted everything to us and we are to use all that we are and have for his good purposes. God is the owner and we are the stewards.
Giving of time, treasure and talents...
You will find many opportunities for service and community at FPC on our website or in the weekly bulletins and newsletters. If you desire to become more involved, just ask – we believe that God blesses us in our willingness to serve!
How you can financially support FPC:
Every Sunday during church service we offer the opportunity for people to give of their financial resources.
If you are interested in making estate, stock, equities, or other gifts, please contact Aneta in the church office for details on how the process works.
A note about tax-deductible giving: As a charitable organization, your giving to First Presbyterian Church Montrose is tax deductible. All financial gifts will be recorded by FPC, and an end of year giving summary will be provided to you. As we look forward to 2018 and the new tax laws going into effect, it is likely that your giving will not be tax-deductible, but a part of your new Standard Deduction.
The e-give option is no longer available, and we apologize for any inconvenience this causes. We've had to pull the plug on it for a variety of reasons, chief being that it placed quite a burden on our recording and accounting team with their monthly reconciliation. This was due to floats and lags of funds actually hitting our account. In addition it was difficult to attribute your gifts appropriately, as some of the data wasn't passing through. Until we can figure out how to make that work we're back to checks or ACHs from your bank.
Need assistance? Please fill out the form below and we'll walk you through the process.
Read what the bible says:
“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” –Matthew 6:19–21
“Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.“ –2 Corinthians 9:7
“And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.” –Mark 12:30
Giving frequently asked questions:
Don't forget that cash donations should be tracked and summed throughout the year, and it is important for you to keep proof of your gifts. The best record and proof is a giving statement or receipt.
Check donations are tracked and summed throughout the year, and it is important for you to keep proof of your gifts. The best record and proof is a giving statement, cancelled check or receipt.
+ Stocks and Securities
Gifting of appreciated stocks is a great way plan your giving, and also to avoid long term capital gains on the appreciation of your stocks and bond. If this intersts you, speak with Jerry Furuiye, the church treasurer. From a timing standpoint, this is best if accomplished well before year end.
+ Year End Giving
Avoid surprises. Date your year end giving with the current year and make sure it is in the church office or the offering plate before that year ends.