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Regular, Ongoing Support for First Pres

In the story of Exodus, when the Israelites were wandering the through the wilderness, they were on the brink of disaster. The meager resources they had managed to carry out of Egypt were quickly running short. Catastrophe felt all but inevitable, and then, just when all hope seemed lost, God provided sustenance. The heavens rained down manna. Thanks to God, the Israelites had enough bread to feed their families.

This remarkable story reminds us that no matter the challenges we face in the world, God provides, helping us to weather the storm. This year has been quite a tempest in our lives, leaving us feeling adrift and unmoored. The uncertainty with the pandemic, the economy and social unrest is a tough burden to shoulder alone. Thankfully, the members of First Pres have each other.

God continues to provide for our congregation with the blessings of generous hearts and faithful spirits. As a result, First Pres has been a lighthouse for those who desire to find respite in God’s love and compassion. In spite of the circumstances, we continue to provide uplifting worship, pastoral care and missional support for individuals, families and organizations.

Although we find ourselves wandering in the wilderness, God is still providing Manna from Heaven. When you give of your resources to the church, you allow those gifts to be made new. With your help, First Pres can continue to be that solid foundation in an ever shifting landscape.

As the famous biblical commentator Matthew Henry once said, “After a storm comes a calm.” Thank you for making a commitment to our stewardship campaign and helping us to ensure that First Pres continues to be the calm in the midst of the storm.

Why Do You Pledge?

Fill Out Your Commitment Card

Please fill out the form below, or download the card to print at hime and return to the church office before November 8, Commitment Sunday.

General Fund

Planned Gifts

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 debbiewalter@firstpresah.org.

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.

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