EASY WAYS TO GIVE
Shop with Scrip
The church is able to purchase gift cards from hundreds of stores in varied amounts at a discount. When you purchase the cards through the church at full price, the discounted amount becomes tax deductible to you. So you buy a $25 card for Walmart, Piggly Wiggly, KwikTrip… and the church gets a percentage of that money from the corporation and you still get to spend the full $25. How great is that! You can make a tax deductible donation to Christ Church just by doing your normal shopping. We will place orders for each week on the 2nd & 4th Mondays for pick up by Sunday. Payments must be in by 9:00 a.m. on those Mondays otherwise the order will be held until the next order date. On various Sundays after worship there will be cards on hand for immediate purchase as well.
Help Fund Ministry As You search The Internet!
You can help financially support ministry at Christ Church by searching through www.GoodSearch.com GoodSearch.com is a Yahoo search that donates a penny to the church each time you use it after selecting Christ Church, Racine as your charity. Go to Goodsearch.com, designate Christ Church as your charity and search normally. Free ministry money by your normal internet use!
Raise Funds For Ministry Through Normal Internet Shopping
By using UMC Market when you do your everyday shopping; you are able to donate to Christ Church at the same time. To designate your generated micro-donations to Christ church, follow these steps:
1. Go to www.umcmarket.org and log in with your email-address and your password.
2. Click on Organizations and write the name of your home church in the search box and click search.
3. When you’ve found it, click “Join Organization”. Now all your donations will go to your Home church.
Items Collected for Mission Projects
In the south entryway there are binds for collecting various items for mission projects and ministers. In the two blue binds near the Connection Table you can drop off items for troops overseas (items list on table). Near the Coat room off the south narthex you can also drop off food, yarn, and books for the local pantry, prayer shawl and jail ministries.
If you desire to give to specific ministries beyond your general offering here are some areas: Apportionments, Building Fund (helps with: painting, siding, repairs, parking lot…), People in Need, Youth Ministry, Audio/Visual Fund, Camp Scholarships ($100 per camper).
Christ Church has a history of 100% apportionment giving, allowing us to be a part of helping many lives to be transformed by God’s love. As we answer God’s call to give in proportion to the income God has blessed us with others are blessed as apportionments provide for ministries that directly help over 50,000 people in Wisconsin and many more beyond.
In 2014 our apportionment is $50,483, if we each give faithfully to the general fund and if able a special gift for apportionments, $130 a year per member, we can continue to support connectional ministries and free up more of our general funds to increase outreach and ministry in our local area. As able members are asked to please make a special apportionment gift and help us meet our apportionment 100% again while also helping to fully support our local ministry budget as well.
What Will Your Legacy Be?
Have you considered your legacy; how about continuing to let God use you to transform lives by adding a line to your Will that gives 10% of your estate to Christ Church. Estate funds have helped us with much needed building repairs or improvements so that our building continues to support vital ministry.