“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”
Regular, Ongoing Support for First Pres
The past two years didn’t come with a playbook for any of us. There was no manual that outlines how to overcome a global pandemic. It’s with great pride that First Pres has maintained an important place within our church family and in the northwest suburbs. That said, we have more work to be done and now we need your continued and growing support.
First, the Stewardship Committee simply asks that everyone start attending church regularly. We all need community and fellowship, which is critical to the life blood of our church. If you’ve fallen out of the habit, consider reconnecting through Sunday morning worship or Wednesday Family Night.
Second, we’re also fully aware of how the cost of living is impacting everyone in our congregation. The church is feeling the same pressures and we prayerfully request that you maintain, and hopefully expand, your financial support of First Pres. We are at a critical juncture in the life of our faith community. Indeed, this is an opportunity for a New Beginning and we hope that your promise of support will provide an opportunity for First Pres to not just survive, but thrive for a better tomorrow.
Finally, Acts 2:44 says of those who were part of the early church: “All the believers were together and had everything in common.” The Stewardship Committee would like to challenge everyone to live by those words. We are stronger together, than apart. Let’s get back together in-person and financially support our church community that has given us so much.
Thank you for making your commitment to our stewardship campaign! Your support ensures that not only will First Pres have the funds to operate throughout 2023, but also to impact the lives of those who have the greatest need. Please detach the card below
and return to the church office or place the card in the offering plate on November 13, Commitment Sunday.
Fill Out Your Commitment Card
Please fill out the form below, or download the card to print at home and return to the church office before November 13, Commitment Sunday.
Frequently Asked Questions
CAN I SUBMIT MY GIFT COMMITMENT ONLINE?
Yes, visit firstpresah.org/giving to make an online commitment.
WHAT PAYMENT METHODS MAY I USE?
Gifts can be made with cash or check. You may also give online using our safe and secure (SSL) online giving option. Set up one-time or recurring gifts by charging to a debit or credit card account. Visit firstpresah.org/giving to get started. You may set up electronic funds transfer (EFT), which automatically withdraws funds from a checking or savings account (form available in the church office). You may also give gifts of stock. To get more information on any of the payment methods available, please contact Debbie Walter, Business Administrator, at 847-255-5900 or [email protected].
MAY I CHANGE MY COMMITMENT?
Yes, you may adjust your commitment by contacting Debbie Walter.
CAN I GET A RECEIPT FOR MY ONLINE GIFT?
After you submit your gift information, a confirmation e-mail will be sent to you. This is considered a valid receipt. In addition, your gift will appear on your regular giving statement.
DO I HAVE TO BE A MEMBER TO GIVE ONLINE?
We welcome gifts to the ministry and mission of First Presbyterian Church from both members and nonmembers.
HOW SHOULD I SET UP MY OFFERING SCHEDULE?
You can contribute weekly, monthly, or quarterly. Simply indicate your giving schedule on the commitment form/card.