As we turn the calendar to October, it is time start to look ahead toward next year and kick off the annual stewardship campaign. The 2018 Stewardship theme is “Trinity Will.” Is based on the song, “I Will” by Dia Frampton and Blake Shelton.
Trinity is an Open and Affirming church where everyone is welcome. We minister to you through both good and bad times. Anytime you are up or down we are your friend and have your back with no judgements. Trinity is the place where we celebrate life through worship, mission work and spiritual growth.
Please take time to reflect on what Trinity means to you through the stewardship process. Our stewardship drive will conclude on Stewardship Sunday November 12 where we dedicate our pledges for 2018.
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reflect on the theme, Trinity Will.
Qualified Charitable Distributions (QCD)
As a part of the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015, people over the age of 70 1/2 are able to make a tax-free direct donation from their IRA to Trinity. This means that you can use your IRA funds to cover your Trinity pledge without incurring income taxes. In the link below is a copy of the Wells Fargo QCDs fact sheet for more information. Please see Phil Starr or Karla Jewell if you have any questions. QCD Fact Sheet
Trinity Endowment Fund
Your Endowment Program consists of three funds: Ministries, Properties and Missions. At this point, all of our funds are in the Ministries Fund. Endowment Funds are invested according to guidelines in a combination of equity holdings, fixed securities and bank accounts. Each year, 5 % of the balance is available to spend for new ministries.
As our fund grows, the allowable spending increases to a maximum of 9% to insure that the funds will be used to benefit our Church programs. Any unspent portion of this allowable spending is carried over and added to the new allowance for the next year.
If you would like a pledge card, please contact the Church Office, or you may download one here
Trinity is pleased to offer an electronic option for making regular offering. Contributions can now be debited automatically from your checking or savings account (or processed using your credit or debit card). Our electronic giving program offers convenience for you and much needed donation consistency for our congregation. The donation schedule is on the 5th and 20th of the month. You can sign up for one time per month on either date or have your donation split and taken out both times.
If you are currently giving on a weekly basis, you will no longer need to writ out 52 checks a year or prepare 52 envelopes. And, when travel, illness or other circumstance prevent you from attending services, this program will allow your weekly offerings to continue on an uninterrupted basis.
Electronic Deduction Options
Twice per month - 5th and 20th
Monthly - 5th or 20th
How Do I Get Started?
Complete an Electronic Authorization Giving Form and return it to the Church Office.
(attention to Phil Starr or Karla Jewell).
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