Why do you give to Trinity? Our hope is that your giving to Trinity is done with great joy, as each year, you open your hands and heart to the work and mission of this congregation and the wider church. From our worship and music ministries; to our efforts in congregational and community outreach; from the faces of our Sunday School children to those of our adult bible studies; from our Stephen ministry to our Hi-League, members like you are living out Trinity’s mission of transforming lives by living the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us, and prosper for us the work of our hands—O prosper the work of our hands! (Psalm 90:17)
A Word about Automated Giving
While we do offer a couple of different options to make it easy for you to contribute to Trinity automatically, perhaps the simplest way to accomplish this is to work with your own bank or financial institution using the automatic “bill pay” feature available on most accounts. Once you have added Trinity to the listing of those whom you pay with this feature, your contribution will be sent automatically from your account to Trinity in the amount and with the frequency you designate…usually at no cost to you. Your banker will be happy to work with you should you desire to pursue this option.
If you would rather pursue one of the other online/automated giving options we have made available to you, please take a moment to read through the brief FAQ’s section below for important details.
This year’s stewardship theme is In This Together. It is a theme that stems from St. Paul’s assertion that God gives each one of us gifts, and that these gifts are given to us in order that they might be shared for the common good of the gathered church and the blessing of the world in which we live.
We know that your giving is an act of both faith and sacrifice, and this year we ask you to consider making your faithful pledge online in order to better steward our resources so we may prepare for the year ahead. Join us today in opening your hands and heart to the vital work of Trinity. Moving forward, acknowledging that we are In This Together, will allow us to continue to live out the mission and ministry of this congregation, the synod and the global church. It is your stewardship, guidance and leadership that have been instrumental in making Trinity the dynamic community it is today and we are so grateful.
Thank you for your continued support of Trinity.
Frequently Asked Questions
- How does online giving work?
Once you complete the Stewardship Pledge form, you will be given the option to pursue online giving. If you choose to do so, you will be redirected to our Online Donation page. From there, you can follow the prompts in order to set up your donations as you desire.
- What are my giving options?
This year we are offering the option to contribute by credit card as well as the option to do so automatically through your bank account. Please be aware that credit card contributions carry with them transaction fees (2.75% for most cards and 3.5% for AMEX) that will effectively reduce your contribution to Trinity by the amount of the fee. Of course, you can always choose to increase your gift slightly, if you desire to offset the fee. As noted above, the most efficient way to do automated giving is through your bank’s bill-pay system.
- Can I direct my contributions?
As with our envelope system, you can give to the General Fund at any time. On occasion there will be opportunities for special gifts such as Mission Possible or a special outreach opportunity. You can use the automated system in any of these circumstances.
- Is there a minimum amount I must give?
No, any amount is acceptable.
- Is there a charge for giving online?
There is a very small one-time fee that the church pays when you first set up your online giving profile (50 cents) and an even smaller fee for each transaction (25 cents). As noted in the response to #2 above, there will be an additional fee levied as a percentage of your gift for credit card transactions.
- How are the confidentiality of my giving and the security of my information maintained?
Your banking and giving information will be stored on secure computers that meet all federal data encryption guidelines. The level of confidentiality of your gift at Trinity will be the same as when you place your offering in the plate.
- What if I want to change the amount of my recurring contribution?
Your contribution level is entirely under your control. You may change the amount at any time.
- Will I still receive contribution statements from the church?
Yes, you will continue to receive contribution statements that will include the status of your pledge.